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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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Curiosity got the better of us

Brilliant, very informative, well laid out, very helpful and friendly staff, easy to find , amazing to find out what was there. If you are in the area you have to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, very informative, well laid out, very helpful and friendly staff, easy to find , amazing to find out what was there. If you are in the area you have to visit.

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Birmingham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Everytime I come to Scotland I pass the sign for this place. I finally decided to take a trip and see what it's like. I didn't know anything about what had happened around this area in the war. The lady at the desk gave us a short, interesting introduction to what the museum was about. This really helped us going... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very Informative and historical regarding the WW1 bomb making factories and the horrific Gretna rail crash

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Thirsk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was my second visit to this attraction and the first since it's move to a new purpose built location, the museum goes from strength to strength and was a pleasure to re-visit. It gives an insight into what happened and shaped the local area during the first world war, it also details the country's worse rail disaster in 1915.... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We saw signs for the Devils Porridge when travelling through the area and decided to visit as we had heard a little about it from a relative. I would never have thought that we would spend two hours in there (it's not a huge building!). The museum covers a few topics but the most prominent is that of the cordite... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very knowledgeable staff. Very interesting.Women and munitions and how they lived and worked and there contribution to the first world war.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited with my wife's parents. Her mother needs assistance to get around this sort of attraction but the space inside was not sufficient to use her motorized buggy and the supplied wheelchair was very poor quality. The tyres were shredded and it was dirty. This facility has only been open a few months and whilst the exhibition itself is... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had a less favourable experience at our museum than we would hope. As you rightly point out, our building is new and therefore does adhere to current building regulations with regards to wheelchair access. We understand that one area of the museum has a fairly narrow passage however, and although this... More 

County Durham England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This fascinating museum tells the story of the cordite factory that occupied a huge site in the area. The factory employed up to 30,000 people during world war one and yet it is not well known that it was probably one of the most important factories supplying the war effort. Well worth a visit, friendly, knowledgeable staff and interesting displays

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our group visit to this small modern museum where they tell the story of the local enormous munitions factory plus a small section on the Quintinshill railway disaster. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and the afternoon tea was great value for money

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a very new museum opened only last year it tells the story of the enormous World War I factory making cordite for munitions which was based on the site. It is small but very informative and tells the story well. The staff are very informed, helpful and friendly. They have achieved a lot in a short time and... More 

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