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The Devil's Porridge Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
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+44 1461 700021
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All reviews first world war porridge war effort interactive displays well worth a visit modern building small cafe purpose built upper floor fascinating insight two hours first floor volunteer staff two floors local history local area informative visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything said about this museum lived up to our expectations. Spent two and a half hours here and enjoyed the well laid out and informative displays. Excellent, friendly and informative staff. Good coffee and the cakes looked delicious too. Pride in this museum shone through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was a recommendation for my day off whilst in he area. What a great recommendation it was. It’s amazing, some of the history you don’t know on your own doorstep. A wonderful museum full of information about the local area during the war...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RyshyB
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Yes - you get great value for admission and the good news is that it is only £6 per adult (£5 concessions). Plan to spend at last two hours to get a full flavour of our explosive story!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a fantastic few hours with my dad at this well put together museum. Dad had lived in the area and his family were connected to the munitions services. Warm welcome from a knowledgeable guide providing context. Each zone is well presented and accessible both...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hallie1000
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the touching review. It is an amazing story and we are glad that you think that we tell it well. Cheers Richard

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really worth a visit. The use of multi media , visual and interactive exhibits were really good. Most striking were the personal comments from people who experienced such terrible situation Staff were very nice and very informative and their passion to keep...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Catherine A
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much Catherine for the positive comments. We are indeed passionate about our amazing WW1 story Cheers Richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never know if this place till I visited Annan. Excellent layout. Very informative. A real eye opener.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janette H
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Janette We are glad you visited Cheers Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very warm welcome and introduction to this unusual and interesting museum Lots to peruse and interest all ages . We found it fascinating . The staff were helpful and friendly . Graham , i think the gentlemans name was (from Kent originally,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GillyC1000
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Graham is one of our great team of volunteers who offer visitors a great welcome Thanks Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum primarily explains the role of the area during WW1 when munitions were made here, in a industrial area that stretched over many miles. This is all explained very clearly and concisely with supplementary information available if required. Other areas of the museum explain...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Roadrunners27
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks What a great review! Cheers Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is like no other. it deals with the people who made muitions during WWI, where and how they did it. The scale of the operations at Gretna is immense. Two moving bits: listen to a recording of a Tyneside girl's experience making the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for considering that we are unique. We do our best to tell our amazing story in a moving and inspiring way Cheers Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This week I visited Devils Porridge Museum with my children and parents and found a wonderful museum which captivated all the age groups. The volunteers present were very informative and provided us with an interesting introduction and we spent a further 3 hours at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Helen M
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Helen Glad the whole family loved our Museum!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’d never heard about the Gretna area’s connection with the making of munitions materials and was intrigued when I saw a leaflet about it. So glad I went as I found a fantastic little museum that’s a credit to the local people who worked hard...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ROSANNA M
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Rosan from our dedicated volunteers and staff for your very kind words of support. We are really proud about your praise for our evacuee displays.

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April 28, 2018|
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Very sorry for late reply!!! No need to buy online . Sorry again,
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January 21, 2017|
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Address kindly supplied above. Guide Dogs only. Water supplied outside for dogs. Walking opportunities are good nearby.
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June 18, 2015|
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Hi Janfal, thanks for your enquiry. The museum allows sight and hearing assistance dogs but I'm afraid pet dogs are not allowed in the building for health and safety reasons. We have lots of grassed areas outside, with... More
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