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The Devil's Porridge Museum

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Address: Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1461 700021
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Discover the remarkable wartime story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on...
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.
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What an excellent afternoon out. Very welcoming and informative staff. A little gem not to be missed. Do not be put off as it looks small outside. There are lots and lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What an excellent afternoon out. Very welcoming and informative staff. A little gem not to be missed. Do not be put off as it looks small outside. There are lots and lots of interesting things inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Really good, set out well, lots of information, ideal for all age groups, good value for money, helpful staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A new museum run by volunteers and telling the story of the huge munitions factory built to support our efforts in the first World War. This is something that I knew absolutely nothing about. The government of the day built 2 new towns (Gretna and East Rigg) to accommodate in excess of 6000 workers making cordite for shells. I won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent and very informative. Wor shell loved the cakes too!. New building and nice landscaping with easy parking and access.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our group of both French and Scottish people greatly enjoyed their visit. The staff were very helpful in arranging the visit and were even able to organise a French speaking volunteer to give an introductory talk, as well as another volunteer to take the Scottish visitors around. There are plenty of interactive exhibits for children to play with and lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a must visit. Did not realise the unbelievable effort put in to the war effort from this area of Southern Scotland. The rail crash was unreal and beyond comprehension. Not far away was another disaster, the plane crash. Well worth a visit when in the area. Great staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited the exhibition years ago when it was in an old church, this was so much more organised. Lovely building and its all laid out and easy to follow round. Dont know if it was worth the £5 entrance fee but is worth a visit. Even though i live nearby i still found out things i didnt know.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A group of us paid a visit here and found it well laid out and very interesting. We had previously visited the old museum which was full of character, whereas this is a relatively new purpose built museum. We had taken sandwiches and as it was a cold day, were allowed to eat inside even although they had an excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Displays chronicling the history of the WW1 munitions factory and the peiple who worked there Alo history of the worst teain crash ever in the UK which also occurred in WW1

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had been to the old Museum and decided to visit the new one. So glad we did, the staff on a Saturday were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. As a disabled person I found that the layout was sufficiently spaced for wheelchairs and walkers. There is a lift to the first floor which means disabled people can see everything there... More 

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Address: Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1461 700021
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Eastriggs
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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