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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: 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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exerlant museum

a well set out museum met by friendly informative staff , plenty to look at and do [hands on ] nice coffee shop

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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kingston upon hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a well set out museum met by friendly informative staff , plenty to look at and do [hands on ] nice coffee shop

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1 Thank frank c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a newly built museum which tells the story of the munitions factory in the First World Wat, tales of the girls and women's who worked there, it's creation and the role it played in local life. The museum has also a fabulous exhibition about the Solway in the Second World War. There is a lovely cafe and shop,... More 

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lancaster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting ww1 buildings but it is a new building and smaller than i thought, The displays are informative many with audio to aid the experience and a few hands on. Set on two floors there is a lift for less mobile visitors and has a small cafe and shop. The staff knowledgeable and friendly makes this a enjoyable... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating glimpse of days long gone. There is so much to see in this small museum that you will be surprised how long you spend there. The volunteer staff are very enthusiastic and able to give more information. The cakes in the wee cafe are worth lingering over too.

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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must confess to having been a little disappointed. I had hoped that the museum would be in an old factory building, but there don't seem to be any left. Instead there is a shiny new construction beside the road, next door to a farm, looking not a lot like a museum. However, inside is a wealth of information about the... More 

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learned so much about the part the area played in war history. The staff were so knowledgable and enthusiastic and exhibits really took you back in time particularly the video and audio clips. If you closed your eyes you could have been there! Great wee cafe with lovely homemade cake and hot soup for a... More 

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1 Thank Susan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lots of things to do. Good for adults and kids. Lovely cafe serving nice food.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival there is plenty of parking with disabled parking allocation. The entry fee is £5.50 per adult. If you get the opportunity ask a gentleman called David to give you some details. His knowledge was superb. We met 3 members of staff whilst there all of whom were very friendly. Take the opportunity to use the IT. The descriptions... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to learn, good staff and the kids enjoyed all the videos and games. The upstairs area about WW2 was being refurbished when we went so our visit was only about 90 minutes. Glad we went.

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Walsall, West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very professionally done museum with great staff and exhibits, this gave us something to do on a wet day, and a great insight into the (huge) former weapons factory that was in the area. The cafe facilities were pretty good too.

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