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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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unexpectedly interesting museum

We visited this small museum on a snowy day during the spring break, and we all found it to be very informative. I thought the quintinshill story was tragic, but very moving. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this small museum on a snowy day during the spring break, and we all found it to be very informative. I thought the quintinshill story was tragic, but very moving. My husband enjoyed the explanations of the size of the factory, and the logistics of running the operation. The children enjoyed the 'timecards' which they duly stamped, the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really worthwhile museum commemorating a forgotten but vital First World War munitions plant hidden and manned by hundreds of mostly women. The interactive elements were fun and the staff were the nicest we have ever experienced. There is also work in process on the second floor featuring WW2

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a small museum in a modern building that transports the visitor back to a time in history (1915) when Britain realised it was losing the war in Europe as ammunition was in short supply. It was imperative to winning the First World War that a munitions factory be established in a remote but secure part of mainland Britain... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited this excellent and compact museum in late March. Note: the museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday during December - February inclusive so check on the website before going for opening times. http://www.devilsporridge.org.uk The museum is newly built and reasonably easy to find about a mile south of the A75 at Eastriggs near Gretna with ample parking. There... More 

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Blackpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

an interesting place to stop and step back in time .Finding out how people lived and worked and with such dangerous materials for the good of the country .Even a chance to dress up in second world war styles,great fun .I would hope that some more is added I just felt it still needs something,but its a new building so... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The building is small & the entrance fee is questionable. However, pricing aside; It's a newly built building that includes toilet facilities & a small cafe area. The museum itself was something different and the information provided was interesting. There are plenty of interactive areas where you can learn more about the history of the place via touchscreen devices which... More 

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Alston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Information is well laid out and written. Feel we learnt alot about the history of the area, the war and how ammunition was made. The other exhibit s about the train crash and daily life/alcohol were also interesting. I feel that, being called Devils Porridge, it should of been before the exhibits of the train collision. Nevertheless the staff were... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A very interesting and well presented story of the "Devils Porridge" & "Canary Girls". That are a part of the large munitions factory in this area during WW1. The WW2 section is still under development, and will definitely add to this attraction. The display for the Worst Rail disaster, gave a very moving account of this terrible event. The guides... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here, it has been very well thought out & is very informative. We have visited the old museum, so would say this new one has made information more hands on & more inviting. Volunteer staff do a wonderful job.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What an amazing story and so well presented for such a small museum. Spent two hours there. Well worth a visit.

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