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The Devil's Porridge

Stansfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs | Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6TF, Eastriggs DG12 6TQ, Scotland
+44 1461 700021
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Eastriggs
Type: Museums
Owner description: This much loved attraction which tells the story of the vast munitions factory constructed during the First World War and of the people who worked... more » Owner description: This much loved attraction which tells the story of the vast munitions factory constructed during the First World War and of the people who worked here has now moved to custom built facilities. The attraction has been updated to make it more interactive and informative. All ages enjoy the story. There is plenty for children to do and their parents and grandparents will enjoy the fascinating story of HM Factory Gretna. We now have a cafeteria and better facilities to host group visits, bus tours, etc. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This museum has just moved to these premises. There a few parking spaces but not alot. I didn't really know what to expect from this museum as from the outside it looks like there isn't alot in it but I was wrong. The staff have very good knowledge and are on hand to ask any questions if you have any.... More

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Burton upon Trent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

An interesting museum with knowledgable staff - with being a new stited museum hopefully more exhibits will be donated, would have like to see more of the tools, processes etc of the work. At present not certain it is worth the £5 entrance fee but good to see that the story of the canary girls and the factory is being... More

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Edinburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I really didn't want to go along but it was actually really good value. Some of it harrowing but interesting

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Wirral
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

So nice to find a museum that is telling stories about something different and about real people and how they lived. I had never heard about the factory here which made shells for World War One. It was really interesting finding out about the women who worked here. There is also an exhibit about the Quintinshill Rail Disaster, also interesting.... More

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Still a work in progress, but it will open your eyes to what life was like for real during the great war, especially in Eastriggs,Gretna, and the surrounding area.Cant wait for it to be completed with a return visit a must.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Me and my kids visited The Devils Porridge a few years ago when it was located in a church, and then again when it was in a cabin type building so were curious to see how it would be in it's new building. The building is clean spacious and modern. A lot of the things that used to be at... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Went to devils porridge really enjoyed it ..paid £5 to get in it was well worth it but didn't get any friends pass or anything to say we paid our £5 ...thought it was very interesting and well laid out really enjoyed my visit ... Would like to go again but don't want to have to pay again. ! Well... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This new little museum is dedicated to the amazing story of the girls and women who worked at the giant munitions factory at Eastriggs near Gretna. The sheer scale scale of it is overwhelming and the speed at which the factory(all nine miles of it) and the workers village were built and completed is truly astonishing. This amazing record of... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a fascinating insight into the making of cordite during WW1, the newly housed exhibition is well laid out and has a range of ineractive exhibits telling the story of the production of cordite, the lives of the workers and background information on WW1. The staff are very knowledgeable and welcoming, there's a small cafe for light refreshment, a... More

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Wellfan, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge, responded to this review

A lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited 'The Devil's Porridge' on 16th August and cannot praise it enough !! We were greeted upon our arrival and were very impressed with the staff's knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. Hearing and reading the stories of how the towns were built up around the cordite factory were inspiring. Added to that, the interactive screens demonstrating the processes... More

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Wellfan, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We're particularly pleased that your son enjoyed his visit. More

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