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The Devil's Porridge Museum

Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
+44 1461 700021
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Very informative visit

A lot of information well presented, and interesting guides giving you a lot of facts. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michieg121
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Ayr, United Kingdom
A Great Escape

A neat little museum but lots of interesting exhibits and tons of information. Nicely paced and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan P
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Bebington, United Kingdom
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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 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first world war” (37 reviews)
“porridge” (29 reviews)
“new building” (18 reviews)
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Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of information well presented, and interesting guides giving you a lot of facts. The museum is not big, but provides a lot of insight into a major part of UK history.

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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your excellent review . Our volunteers always offer a warm and knowledgeable welcome. Plan for at least an hour (probably two) to enjoy the experience. Greta cafe. Richard

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neat little museum but lots of interesting exhibits and tons of information. Nicely paced and a testament to the bravery of the young mostly female workforce. Lots of anecdotes about the times. Mixed age-group in our party from 2 - 67 and something for...More

Thank Alan P
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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Steve McQueen would also have enjoyed our amazing story of woman's heroism in WW1 , There is always something new at the Devil's Porridge and from next Tuesday we will have a new display about how our 12,000 women workers helped to win the vote...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For just £5.50 per head, this was a fascinating meander through a time, now, almost unimaginable. The brief introduction by one of the volunteers was just long enough to be interesting, but not so long as to be uncomfortable. Mind you, when he whipped out...More

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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your hearty recommendation to all to visit our 5 star museum . We provide a value for money admission price so that it can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Our enthusiastic volunteers make everyone welcome and we are backed...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It’s up there in the same league as Bletchley Park. A very necessary place to visit, not large but very informative. It is often described as The Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth. Very very true.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This small museum is well worth the 4 miles or so diversion from Gretna. It has a WWI /II theme but in the main tells the fascinating story of the women workers who at some considerable personal risk made Cordite for munitions, which was colloquially...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This was as much a trip down memory lane as anything else - I was born on Site 2 (Mossband) in 1941 and, as well as my parents, many of our relations worked in the factory during WW2. The whole exhibit is extremely well put...More

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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thanks for your great comment. The Devil's porridge played an important part in the lives of many local people who lived and worked through two world wars and up to the present day.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

was up holidaying in the area and thought this worth a trip. looked very small from the outside but what a surprise once in, plenty to see. We started with a talk by one of the volunteers which was very informative and well worth the...More

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richardrbrod, Public Relations Manager at The Devil's Porridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Yes the Museum is well worth a visit - so allow plenty of time and tou can also enjoy a snack or lunch.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

well worth a visit, you are given an introduction from a veteran then sent on your way, very informative.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We have passed the sign for this many times but this time ventured inside. It is a modern building which keeps this fascinating story about the Ladies who helped the war effort. The story is told visually and is a great place to take children...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

well set out with audio visual interactive displays all sorts of clothing and equipment from the era good insight into people from all over the world different faiths and color doing a necessary and dangerous and unhealthy job for little reward and a lack of...More

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John R
21 January 2017|
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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.
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janfal
19 June 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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