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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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Great story told in a superb way

We have passed the sign for this many times but this time ventured inside. It is a modern building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minkykins
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England
historically interesting

well set out with audio visual interactive displays all sorts of clothing and equipment from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ggerrybhoy
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Dumfries and Galloway, 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first world war” (37 reviews)
“porridge” (28 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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+44 1461 700021
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little local museum. We have been a few times with friends. We always come away amazed about the history right on our doorstep! Knowledgeable staff and great cake. Highly recommended.

Thank ellsie2015
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Was not expecting too much as looked quite small. However was brilliant once in. Lota of interactive things to do especially for children. Staff were great and more than happy to talk to you about different parts of the museum and the stories behind it....More

Thank Lau1992
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

The Devil's Porridge Museum may look small but it's like the Tardis inside.... small but beautiful!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Before you make the tour a guide takes you through what is on offer primarily about making munitions in the Great War. There are also factual letters and messages from the troops on the front some of them harrowing and thought provoking as is the...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This was a brilliant museum with two floors dedicated to each world war. I went in expecting to hear more about locals involvement being a continual narrative throughout but there was less on this than I expected which is why it's four stars not five....More

Thank KateUK30
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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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