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The Devil's Porridge Museum

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Andy Tobin Slough wrote a review Oct 2020
Slough, United Kingdom25 contributions2 helpful votes
A lovely way to pass a couple of hours learning about the forgotten stories of war. This museum tells the story of the munitions factories in the borders area during both world wars. Well organised and easy to follow this is a great way to pass a couple of hours.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Thanks Andy for your recommendation
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ROSANNA M wrote a review Oct 2020
Inverness, United Kingdom220 contributions131 helpful votes
This is a great little museum highlighting a little known but hugely important area of work during the Second World War, namely the mixing of cordite. Highly dangerous work undertaken by women and girls. The museum is laid out to take the visitor through the process but also to give a real insight into their lives of these women, those who built the factory and villlages, plus other wartime events including the stories of evacuees. Warm and friendly staff, lovely little cafe offering takeaway coffees etc at the moment and very clear and efficient Covid measures. Entrance fee is extremely reasonable. This was a return visit for me and I’d happily return.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Thanks Rosanna- We couldn't have asked for a better review
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Peter R wrote a review Sep 2020
Dartford, United Kingdom868 contributions283 helpful votes
Very interesting museum covering the history as they describe it of the “Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth” and the extraordinary lives of the Munitions Girls who worked there. Plenty of information about how the factory started what it did and how the devil’s porridge was produced. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions the interactive displays were not accessible but there was still loads of interesting pictures and descriptions of the factory to see and read. Outside there is a very moving tribute to the animals involved in the war. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thanks, Even with Covid restrictions, we are a great place to visit
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Colin wrote a review Sep 2020
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Excellent and most interesting museum. All staff very friendly, polite and informative. We shall return!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Thanks for your kindness! See you when you come back!
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K.D.Ttree wrote a review Sep 2020
Dundee331 contributions173 helpful votes
An interesting stop. Remember my mum worked in an ammunition factory but not sure where. We had just come from Carlisle and remember seeing plaques outside pubs that related to the workers from munitions factory. Lot of social history. Certainly worth a visit. Could have bought coffee n cake and ate outside! Helpful staff.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum
Responded Oct 13, 2020
We are glad that you found the Museum interesting, Katrina.
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