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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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Very i teresting and well worth the stop

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We knew nothing about the history of this area until we picked up a leaflet in a service station about the Devil's Porridge Museum. Intrigued, we visited and are very glad that we did! Concessions admission was £4, which was very reasonable for the experience. Staff were very welcoming and enthusiatic. The layout is well thought out, with lots of... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were staying about 20 miles from Eastriggs and were wondering what to do on a Sunday. We came across a leaflet about this place and it made us very curious about the whole history of the area it was dealing with. It is small but all consuming including the train disaster that happened 100 years ago. My ignorance of... More 

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Richmond, North Yorkshire
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Small, but very well laid out, informative and interesting museum. Very friendly knowledgeable volunteers. Great little cafe offering home made sandwichs, soup and cakes. Well worth a visit!

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Ulverston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The interactive exhibits were great, everything was well set out. We were given an introductory talk before looking round and it helped give us a context to the stories. We spent over two hours here and we would recommend the museum to all our friends.

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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
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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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Address: 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

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