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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover the remarkable wartime story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on...

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 cordite explosive than all the other factories combined. Through unique objects and interactive displays, our museum brings to life the secret wartime history of Southwest Scotland and Cumbria. Stay and enjoy our Café and free wifi.

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Worth a detour

Glad we called and enjoyed this well run very informative museum. The staff were very knowlegablle and friendly and the exhibits well laid out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
BARRY M
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad we called and enjoyed this well run very informative museum. The staff were very knowlegablle and friendly and the exhibits well laid out.

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Thank BARRY M
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well informed and knowledgeable staff about a place everyone should know about. A great place to visit if you are staying in the area.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really worth supporting this museum - telling the rarely heard story of war time munitions manufacture, along with a local rail disaster and other war related tales! Lovely cafe and volunteers. Please do call in!

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we visitied whilst touring around the area. we found the museum interesting and informativeand quite interactive. we had a warm welcome from one of the volunteers, who told us about the future plans for the upstairs area of the museum. overall we enjoyed our visit and found the staff very pleasant,at one point even allowing a passing motorist the chance... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here on recommendation and it proved well worth it. A most pleasant welcome from the staff (? volunteers); excellent and varied presentations on a WW1 theme with strong local connections.

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to this museum with my daughter its a small museum and if you live around Carlisle / Annan its a interesting place about world war 1 and wot the local factories and women did for their country and wot occurred during the two world wars in the local area.

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1 Thank HAYDN M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just moved to Scotland. Friends of ours told us about this little museum. It's fantastic! Even our three-year-old enjoys going their, which I think is the real sign of a museum's success. Don't miss out on the cafe either, they make lovely things.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont miss this great little museum with the explosive story. Important history told in a modern and interesting way and supported by museum staff that are really enthusiastic about their work. The story is so little known that it comes as a surprise as to the scale of the The Devils Porridge project. Good coffee and cake tops off a... More 

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richardrbrod, General Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review. Our volunteers and staff work hard to make the Museum an enjoyable experience for visitors from 3 to 103 years old. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have asked my family to visit this museum for many years, oh how disappointing it was. The staff were lovely and helpful, the car park was tiny and full when we arrived. I expected to see the original buildings fron the leaflet but no it is a small 2 storie modern building. The factory was there in WW2, when... More 

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richardrbrod, General Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. It just shows that you can't please all the people all the time. If you were prepared to come back free of charge, I would take you all round free of charge because I think you must have missed a whole lot of things when you were here. Phone... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum and were curious to find out what it's name meant. In a nutshell it tells the story of the creation of one of the most remarkable factories. HM Factory Gretna employed 30,000 workers & stretched for nine miles...! Here munitions were made for both first and second world wars on a huge scale. This museum... More 

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