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The Devil's Porridge Museum

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“first world war”(42 reviews)
“porridge”(41 reviews)
“war effort”(24 reviews)
About
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...more
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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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+44 1461 700021
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All reviews first world war porridge war effort well worth a visit interactive displays new building small cafe purpose built upper floor two hours fascinating insight two floors local history volunteer staff local area informative visit introductory talk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to visit, girl at hotel told us about it. my mother worked in a munitions factory during the war, and to see how it all worked was brilliant. a retired gentleman gave us talk about how the factory came about then...More

Thank scotlass12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the centenary of the end of WW1 and the kids studying it at school, our visit to the Devil's Porridge Museum was well timed. Whilst relatively small, it's packed full of interesting exhibits with well written commentary and a decent bit of interaction. The...More

Thank CTID73
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your positive comments which make all our efforts worthwhile All the best Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A compact, modern museum well worth a visit. Learn of the huge challenge to make cordite (Devil's Porridge) for shells and bullets in WW1 - a nine mile long manufacturing area employing tens of thousands of people, and built in just 18 months. Staff were...More

Thank swhamer
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Review! Thanks you very much for this! Cheers Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to learn the scale, secrecy and social history during difficult times. Very helpful and knowledgable staff taking the time to ensure our visit was informative.

Thank CowanHeader
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted that you foumd our Museu, interesting and informative. Our volunteers and staff are well known for their warm welcome and their knpwledge. Cheers Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of really enjoyable hours here taking in the exhibits. The staff were extremely knowledgable and gave us some insights as to the local history. Whilst we didn’t have children with us it is somewhere we would happily visit with the grandchildren...More

Thank Ken1506
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes there is plenty of different activities ans exhibits for all ages. The autograph books are poignant mementos of the efforts of the 30,000 people who worked at Gretna's great munitions factory. Our new "The War is Over" exhibition includes these books and the special...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has some fascinating facts, photos and videos about how a huge (11 miles long) factory was built in order to make the ordnance (bombs) needed throughout the First World War. A totally immersive and interesting place to visit. On the negative side, as...More

Thank Terry H
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed the Museum and our volunteers were helpful to you. Although the museum is new and meets all the disability regulations it can be a bit awkward in some spaces to manoeuvre a scooter. We will look at it again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a lovely museum in eastriggs ,with very informative staff. it was great size to keep kids entertained. kids enjoyed dressing up and i thoroughly enjoyed all the information regarding the huge part this little community played in the munition part of the war.i...More

Thank bazzalenko31
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your enthusiastic response. We are glad you had a good family experience Thanks Richard

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Went here as part of a family visit while holidaying in the area. A very interesting museum detail a very interesting part of the war which we never knew about. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and provided activities for the kids (which also stumped...More

Thank ColinAndLesley
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

We are very pleased that your family had an interesting visit and that there was plenty to see and do. Thanks Richard

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Visited here last week. It was well worth it, what an interesting museum. Although small it had such a lot local history involving the manufacture of explosives in the 1st and 2nd world was. There really nice exhibits and interactive things for youngsters. (Good as...More

Thank soldier-blues
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for your kind review. We try to treat the serious theme of war in a thought-provoking and interesting way and I am pleased that you feel we have succeeded. The cafe is great too! Thanks again Richard

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A great small museum, quite child friendly. Clean toilets and nice cafe. An enjoyable and informative visit.

Thank 0298ems
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks for your appreciative comments.

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AJ_WHYTE
28 April 2018|
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Response from jon m | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry for late reply!!! No need to buy online . Sorry again,
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John R
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
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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