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The Devil's Porridge

Butterdales Road | Daleside, Eastriggs DG12 6TQ, Scotland
01461 700021
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Eastriggs
Type: Museums
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- Jul 18, 2014
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Amazed at the amount of information packed into such a tiny space. I am glad to see a new bigger place will be opening at the end of july to really do justice to all the hard work the volunteers have obviously put in over the years. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the exhibits were interesting as... More

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

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. As you say we are moving to our new location at the end of July. Our new premises are still in Eastriggs and will be signposted. We will continue in our present home until then so it is probably your last chance to view the current exhibition. More

North East Coast
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70 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Having watched "Coast" a few year's back we were aware of the munitions' factories in the area so decided to call into this little museum on our way to Galloway. It is not difficult to find and there is plenty of parking. There are also plenty of exhibits! The current exhibition is indoors and cramped but they are moving to... More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, as much of the site is still in ministry of defence hands, it is impossible to access the site. However we do sell guides to the village of eastriggs and we'll look to putting together some themed walks. More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Sometimes you learn something that just blows your mind. So it was with this exhibition. Spotted the sign on the way to Dumfries and decided to call in on the way back. First thing to note is the warmth of the welcome from the volunteer staff. The introduction to the ehibition set the scene for an hour and a half... More

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

So heartening! As you suspected we're pretty passionate about our history! Glad you enjoyed yourself! More

Carlisle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I live not too far away from this exhibition and had been meaning to visit for some years.....I was not disappointed. Do not be deterred by the rather ramshackle exterior appearance of the site, as the goodies are all inside.....except for an old railway engine in need of some "tlc" There are excellent displays covering WW1 & WW2, the Quintinshill... More

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

Hooray! We've finally got a moving date! We'll be moving into our posh new museum on the 1st August 2014. In the meantime we'll be open at Daleside so take the chance to visit us before we move. More

Kirkcudbright
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Went with a group and it was very interesting. Cafe and ground floor facilities. WW1 and the role of women making bombs.

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

Thank you so much for the kind review. We enjoyed meeting your group and we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We were bit phased when we pulled up outside the "shed" , but we needent have worried , what it lacks in size it makes up for in information. The £3.50 entrance fee is a bargain, and you will come away amazed . This is a fascinating story , and shows what we can do when we have to. If... More

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

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. As you say we are moving to our new location at the end of July. Our new premises are still in Eastriggs and will be signposted. We will continue in our present home until then so it is probably your last chance to view the current exhibition. More

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We'd seen a tv programme about devil's porridge and when we drove past the museum sign on the roadside we decided to call in. The friendly and enthusiastic volunteers made us very welcome. There is so much to see that we stayed a lot longer than we expected. The museum really captures not only the devil's porridge story but also... More

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Lancashire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

For £3.50 admission and run by volunteers, you get plenty for your money here. It isn't a fancy, shiny museum, but the wealth of information hidden in what looks like an old tin shed is phenomenal. It was a really interesting place and the volunteers working here were clearly passionate about it. Well worth popping in for an hour or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

This was a real eye open to what the area was used for, at the time of my visit I was unaware was I was going to find. But it was wonderful surprise and very interesting, so if you find yourself in the area it is worth popping in if only for the friendly chat.

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Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
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7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

None of the members of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street had heard of this attraction when I mooted it. We arrived by coach around 1530, half an hour before closing, but had booked in advance and were advised that, for a group, there was no problem staying open beyond the advertised closing time of 1600. You really need best part... More

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