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The Devil's Porridge Museum

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Address: Annan Road | Near Stanfield Farm, Eastriggs DG12 6TF, Scotland
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+44 1461 700021
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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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Fantastic attraction - well worth a visit

This museum is one of the best we have visited and great value for money. The building is quite new with lots of exhibits and also some inter-active items as well. The first world... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is one of the best we have visited and great value for money. The building is quite new with lots of exhibits and also some inter-active items as well. The first world war and the history of the munitions operations is on the ground floor with further exhibits from second world war on the first floor. The museum... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a fairly new project, the Devils porridge shows the history and beginnings of Eastriggs and the association with Gretna during the wars. It is very interesting and was still on going as upstairs was not finished......I particularly like the memorial to the war animals and I will go back one day again........!

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

Thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again , now that our Upstairs Development is complete, telling the fascinating interactive story of the Solway Military Coast from 1939 until present day. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found as we passed on our way to powfoot. We saw a brown sign along the road and decided to call on on the way back.disapointed it was not dog friendly but as we had just exercises him and it wasn't too hot we left him in the car for an hour. This was a bit rushed to do this... More 

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

Thanks for your great review! More 

Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with wife and brother after hearing good things about the museum, live just a few miles away in Dumfries so a short trip. Staff on reception where very helpful, and prices are reasonable. The museum itself is well worth a visit, downstairs is mainly about the story of the munitions factory during the 1st world war and very... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. It's amazing how many local people say they mean to visit but never quite make it. Why not visit this gem on your doursteo. More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a lovely day with lots of fun things to do. The staff were on hand to keep us right. The cafe ladies were very helpful.

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

Thanks for your kind words. You certainly can have a great day out and our cafe is gaining a good reputation for home made and home- baked eating. More 

Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit, looks very small place but spent a good couple of hours walking round, very informative and very friendly staff. Don't miss it!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Museum and exhibition are excellent, there is lots of reading but very worthwhile so be prepared to be there for several hours to get the best from it. Real effort made for children and lots of interactive activities for children. Staff were wonderful and very good with children.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Been wanting to visit here for a while and managed to achieve that today with my parents (both in their 80s). A compact, very well run and highly informative museum that is well worth taking the time to visit. Covering the production of cordite during the first and second world wars, the Quintinshill train crash of 1915 through to a... More 

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Easter is always a busy time and end of July and August are always popular. So it is best to plan to avoid these dates. We have no plans for further major development, although some outdoor exhibits could be coming to the Museum soon. Thanks Richard More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We saw the sign for this in our way to castles north of Dumfries. We made a point of swinging by on our way back to England, as I thought the name was intriguing. We weren't disappointed at all. It is a museum recently extended, and it gives a backdrop to the two world wars and how they affected the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lots of interesting information about how the munitions factory came about, from the Irish navvies building the town to the girls and women who went above and beyond to help the war effort. The story of the train disaster made it very poignant that not all casualties were actually fighting. Helpful and enthusiastic staff and lovely refreshments available at the... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments. Our volunteers and staff aim to ensure that our visitors have a great welcome at the Devil's Porridge Museum. We tell a great story of both WW1 and WW2 here on the Solway Coast. More 

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