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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
Description: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday until 1 March. This much loved attraction...
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday until 1 March. 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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This is only a small museum based in East Riggs, Dumphries and Galloway. It looks at the time of the first World War and Gretna's contribution to the war effort. A very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Ashill
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is only a small museum based in East Riggs, Dumphries and Galloway. It looks at the time of the first World War and Gretna's contribution to the war effort. A very emotional history that really does need to be seen if you are in the area. One more example of what the women of Britain contributed during a time... More 

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Andrew N, Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We value feedback so that we can continually improve our visitor experience. We hope you will visit us again in the future. More 

UK
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a modern museum covering the history of the large munitions factory built in the area during the First World War. The factory itself has now almost completely disappeared, so you won't get to see any historic industrial buildings, but the displays explain how the towns of Gretna and Eastriggs owe their existence to the need to house the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

During WW1 THERE WAS 30,000 PEOPLE, MOSTLY WOMEN WORKING IN FACTORIES AROUND THIS SITE. By 1917 the factory was producing 1,100 tons of cordite per week, more than all the other munitions plants in Britain combined, providing much-needed ammunition or the troops fighting on the front line

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Andrew N, Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the the time to review our museum. Feedback is important to us so we can continually improve our visitor experience. We hope you will visit again - look out for new displays this summer. Best wishes Andrew Nelson Museum and Learning Manager More 

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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Andrew N, Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of our museum. Feedback is important to us so we can work towards improving our visitor experience. We hope you'll visit again. More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
1 review
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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19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Kirkcudbright
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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