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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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Just Go

An amazing place to visit. Learnt so much. The place was much better than I had expected. One of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
1999misha
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Little Gem!

We stumbled upon this museum and what a discovery! It was really fascinating. Make sure you listen... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kwhalenuk
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Manchester
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing place to visit. Learnt so much. The place was much better than I had expected. One of the best museums I have ever been. Go find out what devils porridge is? The museum was well laid out and interactive and the guides/voulnteers local...More

Thank 1999misha
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stumbled upon this museum and what a discovery! It was really fascinating. Make sure you listen to the "telephones" and look at some of the online things. Really interesting for this Englishman and his American wife--stuff we didn't know, and things we did know,...More

Thank kwhalenuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible story of the munitions factory which was built here and the folks(mainly women) who worked in it. The factory was 9 miles long and changed the face of the area from a rural haven to an incredibly busy hub. The Devils...More

Thank Saluki25
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a brilliant visit today! Staff were so welcoming and knowledgeable! Museum is laid out logically and easy to follow! The displays are clear, interactive and also have different levels of information depending on how much you want to know. I loved that...More

Thank Gemma G
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your brilliant feedback. It just shows that, whether you are aged one or one hundred and one, there is an interesting experience to be had.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found leaftlet for the museum in Dumfries Visitor Centre. Looked interesting for a rainy day excursion - so happy we went. Rain or shine this is worth a visit. The staff are enthusiastic; after we bought our ticket a staff member gsve us a potted...More

Thank DaveL427
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very worth to stop for an hour and learn of the history and involvement in ww1. Absolutely stunning facts and stories. The museum is very nicely laid out and the new WW2 section complements the story that must be told and never forgotten.

Thank Garlies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you see a sign that points to The Devils Porridge Museum on the road your driving along, curiosity gets the better of you, so we just had to investigate. We are so glad we did, this small but passionate museum tells a vital story...More

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

Thanks for your great review. You are right that you are never too old ... or too young to learn.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a gem if you are interested in the two world wars, women's rights, or (early 20th century) social history. The museum highlights much of the personal experiences of the munitions women based in the Gretna area during World War One and there...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This museum is one of the best we have visited and great value for money. The building is quite new with lots of exhibits and also some inter-active items as well. The first world war and the history of the munitions operations is on the...More

1  Thank stevetheskier
Reviewed 11 May 2017

As a fairly new project, the Devils porridge shows the history and beginnings of Eastriggs and the association with Gretna during the wars. It is very interesting and was still on going as upstairs was not finished......I particularly like the memorial to the war animals...More

Thank notdoneroaming2016
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again , now that our Upstairs Development is complete, telling the fascinating interactive story of the Solway Military Coast from 1939 until present day.

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John R
The address ?
21 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
Are you dog friendly
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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