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The Devil's Porridge Museum

Address: Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
Phone Number: +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...
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Type: Museums
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So informative, thought provoking. Something for all ages. Staff were really passionate about the museum and happy to share their knowledge

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

An excellent modern museum telling the story of Eastrigg munitions factory. Well laid out and easy to follow on a relatively unknow subject. Not to dumbed down for kids and not to dry for adults - with a really good time line to the displays Good volunteers gave us a useful introduction as well. Still some work to do upstairs... More 

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a most enlightening experience, helped by volunteers that knew what they were talking about and so much in such a small space. The snacks were excellent value. If anyone can criticise this museum, they should be ashamed of themselves.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Thought I had already reviewed this, it was excellent, parking easy, staff friendly and kids that were there seemed to. Be loving it

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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Coming back from the lake District along the A75 we called in the new museum. It is purse built with a cafe and really interesting exhibits and lovely volunteers who know their onions. Well worth at least an hours stop off if travelling this road. Open all year.

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a former Eastriggs resident of many moons ago I was especially interested to visit the recently opened Devil's Porridge Museum and overall I was very impressed with what I saw. Clearly there is much development work to be done on the upper section of the museum which concentrates on the Second World War, however, the main exhibition which centres... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stumbled upon this intriguingly named museum by mistake but we're not disappointed! From the very friendly knowledgable staff, excellent exhibits and lovely little dining area the visit was a fantastic find. It is suitable for all ages as there are child friendly interactive displays as well as good informative displays for adults. This was a good way to spend... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The story of HM Factory Gretna and the "Devil's Porridge" is both fascinating and well worth telling. In my opinion the previous museum failed to do it justice and I was delighted to see this new building. The exhibits are excellent and have enough information and interactivity to keep the visitor enlightened and entertained for a good hour or more.... More 

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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We first visited this museum many years ago but this new place is a revelation. The displays are good and take one right round the history of the Eastriggs and Gretna area including the Quintinshill railway disaster nearby. It was nice to see the inclusion of the Carlisle State Management Scheme for state controlled beer production and retailing which lasted... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were intrigued by the name of the attraction and decided to seek it out, we were not disappointed, the story inside this modern museum was fantastic, the home made soup was a delight and we were lucky enough to visit whilst local crafts people had an exhibition, we bought some lovely drift wood things, overall a super afternoon, well... More 

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