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The Devil's Porridge Museum

Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
+44 1461 700021
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Amazing Stories to Tell!!

This small museum is well worth the 4 miles or so diversion from Gretna. It has a WWI /II theme... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tony_goode
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Newcastle
Well worth a visit

This was as much a trip down memory lane as anything else - I was born on Site 2 (Mossband) in 1941... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnboy27
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Discover the remarkable wartime story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth and the extraordinary lives of the Munitions Girls who worked there. Built during WW1, HM Factory Gretna stretched nine miles along the Solway Coast and produced more cordite explosive than all the other factories combined. Through unique objects and interactive displays, our museum brings to life the secret wartime history of Southwest Scotland and Cumbria. Stay and enjoy our Café and free wifi.
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“first world war” (37 reviews)
“porridge” (29 reviews)
“new building” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is well worth the 4 miles or so diversion from Gretna. It has a WWI /II theme but in the main tells the fascinating story of the women workers who at some considerable personal risk made Cordite for munitions, which was colloquially...More

Thank tony_goode
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was as much a trip down memory lane as anything else - I was born on Site 2 (Mossband) in 1941 and, as well as my parents, many of our relations worked in the factory during WW2. The whole exhibit is extremely well put...More

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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great comment. The Devil's porridge played an important part in the lives of many local people who lived and worked through two world wars and up to the present day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was up holidaying in the area and thought this worth a trip. looked very small from the outside but what a surprise once in, plenty to see. We started with a talk by one of the volunteers which was very informative and well worth the...More

Thank harrogatelass9
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes the Museum is well worth a visit - so allow plenty of time and tou can also enjoy a snack or lunch.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth a visit, you are given an introduction from a veteran then sent on your way, very informative.

Thank jon m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have passed the sign for this many times but this time ventured inside. It is a modern building which keeps this fascinating story about the Ladies who helped the war effort. The story is told visually and is a great place to take children...More

Thank Minkykins
Reviewed 7 November 2017

well set out with audio visual interactive displays all sorts of clothing and equipment from the era good insight into people from all over the world different faiths and color doing a necessary and dangerous and unhealthy job for little reward and a lack of...More

Thank ggerrybhoy
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I couldn't go in because of pooch however my partner and son went and said it was great, very informative about the ladies who worked at the munnitions factory. Not a huge place but they certainly kept busy for over an hour. There are...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We visited the Devil's Porridge Museum many years ago when it was located in an older building in Eastriggs and found it at that time an amazing story. This new museum gives visitors a much greater chance to enjoy the story and marvel at the...More

Thank jamiso
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

We have always had a great story to tell and now we have the perfect state of the art building to do justice to the 30,000 women and men who did their bit in Ww1 at Gretna for their country.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

amazing step back in time seeing how these mostly women worked in a dangerous workplace which would not be allowed in our times, they were all hero's

Thank michael b
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for your great review

Reviewed 27 October 2017

You will miss a treat if you pass this by.Small museum but such a lot of information and interactive videos. The staff are very welcoming and the guide at the entrance who gives an introduction before you go off on your own has produced a...More

Thank Cynthia H
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John R
22 January 2017|
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Response from richardrbrod | Property representative |
Address kindly supplied above. Guide Dogs only. Water supplied outside for dogs. Walking opportunities are good nearby.
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janfal
19 June 2015|
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Response from Andrew N | Property representative |
Hi Janfal, thanks for your enquiry. The museum allows sight and hearing assistance dogs but I'm afraid pet dogs are not allowed in the building for health and safety reasons. We have lots of grassed areas outside, with... More
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