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The Devil's Porridge Museum

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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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Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
+44 1461 700021
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All reviews first world war porridge war effort well worth a visit interactive displays new building small cafe purpose built upper floor two hours fascinating insight volunteer staff two floors local history local area informative visit introductory talk
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had seen the sign to this attraction when driving past and had no idea of the history behind it. This was the site of the biggest munitions factory Britain ever built, occupying in various guises much of the land from here to Carlisle. If...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 32debbier
Reviewed 3 days ago

though we would go and see not bad with the history and there are some interaction things to do going round but no info (gorry) about the injuries that occured also when mixing the chemicals. staff were very friendly and if you had any questions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this place on the drive from Scotland to Gretna Green in England. It is an amazing museum about the largest munitions factory for World War 1. A fascinating place and a trult amaing story. A must see

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank COWL3221
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Amazing indeed! The Museum is situated near the Border easily accessible from both the M6 and the M74

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, a hidden topic, very informative staff, café could be bigger and do a lot more business!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Newtoncorkman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours at the museum, looking at the history behind HM Factory Gretna. Very interesting and thought provoking, looking at the different displays (especially the Quintinshill rail disaster) Spacious car park, clean and tidy, washrooms clean and tidy - didn't use the...More

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

Thanks for your excellent review. The home baking in the café is good too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really interesting and informative visit, suitable for all ages. The staff were really friendly and helpful in finding some detailed information that I was seeking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stewart S
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Stewart. We all do our best to make visitors enjoy their visit.

Reviewed 22 December 2018

We finally managed to visit the museum in July 2018 after driving past their sign many times. It is a new building with a small car park so anybody expecting an original factory building will be disappointed. The staff were very friendly and gave us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 938fjg
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

Hi Thanks for the good review. We will re-open on the 7th of January which is a very good time to visit before the summer crowds come. Thanks Richard

Reviewed 28 November 2018

What an amazing place to visit, girl at hotel told us about it. my mother worked in a munitions factory during the war, and to see how it all worked was brilliant. a retired gentleman gave us talk about how the factory came about then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scotlass12
Reviewed 24 November 2018

With the centenary of the end of WW1 and the kids studying it at school, our visit to the Devil's Porridge Museum was well timed. Whilst relatively small, it's packed full of interesting exhibits with well written commentary and a decent bit of interaction. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CTID73
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thanks for your positive comments which make all our efforts worthwhile All the best Richard

Reviewed 11 November 2018

A compact, modern museum well worth a visit. Learn of the huge challenge to make cordite (Devil's Porridge) for shells and bullets in WW1 - a nine mile long manufacturing area employing tens of thousands of people, and built in just 18 months. Staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swhamer
richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Wonderful Review! Thanks you very much for this! Cheers Richard

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28 April 2018|
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Response from jon m | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry for late reply!!! No need to buy online . Sorry again,
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Response from richardrbrod | Property representative |
Address kindly supplied above. Guide Dogs only. Water supplied outside for dogs. Walking opportunities are good nearby.
19 June 2015|
Response from Andrew N | Property representative |
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