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Welcome to The Devil’s Porridge Museum 

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The Devil’s Porridge Museum tells the story of HM Factory Gretna, the greatest munitions factory on earth in World War One, where the devil’s porridge (or cordite, an explosive) was mixed. There were 30,000 workers: 12,000 of them were women. Their contribution to the war effort helped women to achieve the vote.

Our state of the art, award-winning, 5 star-rated museum is one of the top things to do in Dumfries and Galloway. In 2023, The Devil’s Porridge Museum was the Winner of the Celebrating Thriving Communities Award at the South of Scotland Thistle Award Regional Finals and in 2022 the museum was the Winner of Best Visitor Attraction Experience in the West of Scotland at the Thistle Award’s Regional Finals.

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A collage of three photos. These are of two bagpipers, some children with their Valentine's crafts and a young person taking part in The Twitchers Museum Adventure at The Devil's Porridge Museum. There is some text which reads "Monthly Roundup 22nd January to 18th February 2024."News

Monthly Roundup 22nd January – 18th February 2024

Welcome back to another Monthly Roundup for The Devil's Porridge Museum! From Burns Night to Valentine's Crafts there's been lots to enjoy at The Devil's Porridge Museum. Read on to…
A collage of three photos featuring The Devil's Porridge Museum's Cordite Club making calendar cards. Some text reads "Monthly Roundup 18th December 2023 to 21st January 2024."News

Monthly Roundup 18th December 2023 – 21st January 2024

Welcome to our first Monthly Roundup of 2024! We hope everyone who celebrates had a happy New Year and a merry holiday season. You can find out all of what's…
A collage of three photos. Two of the museum's cordite club and one of a Christmas tree inside The Devil's Porridge Museum. It features some text which reads "Monthly Roundup. 20th November 2023 - 17th December 2023."News

Monthly Roundup – 20th November – 17th December 2023

It's time for our last Monthly Roundup of 2023! Read more to catch up with what's been going on at The Devil's Porridge Museum in our Monthly Roundup 20th November…
A collage of three photos of what has been happening at The Devil's Porridge Museum. They feature some kids dressed up at our Halloween party, a our animals in war memorial with a dog next to it for our animals in war remembrance service and a assortment of festive tombola prizes for our Cordite club. Some text reads "Monthly Roundup 23rd October 2023 to 19th November 2023."News

Monthly Roundup – 23rd October – 19th November 2023

Keep up to date with what's been happening at The Devil's Porridge Museum with our Monthly Roundup for 23rd October 2023 to 19th November 2023. We were proud to remember…
A colourful display of recycled materials.Current Exhibition

Climate Change Project Exhibition

The Devil's Porridge Museum's climate change project has been involving the local community in a variety of workshops and activities to raise awareness of climate change; highlighting the actions that…
The Twitchers Museum Adventure poster with a photo of four Twitchers books. The Kids in Museum's and Walker Books logos also feature.Events

The Twitchers Museum Adventure

12th - 25th February 2024 Join birdwatching detectives the Twitchers and explore the beautiful birds and amazing animals in The Devil's Porridge this February half-term. The Twitchers Museum Adventure from…
A poster for Arts and Crafts club which reads: "Arts & Craft Club. Join Now! Every Monday from 3.30 to 4.30pm. Free. Ideal for children age 7-11. Book via email: education@devilsporridge.org.uk."Events

Arts and Crafts Club 2024

Our Arts and Crafts Club is back for 2024! Starting on Monday 22nd January 2024. It will be on every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30pm. It’s perfect for  7 to…
Poster for a Free Kids Valentines Craft Workshop at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Monday 12th February 2024.Events

Valentine’s Crafts workshop for kids

Calling all little Cupids! Join us for our free Valentine's craft workshop and make your own handmade decorations and cards. Join us on Monday 12th of February from 3:30-4:30 pm.…
Calendar of events at The Devil's Porridge. Jan - Feb 2024. These include Arts and Crafts Club, Gaelic Classes, Burns Night Supper and Mid-Term activities.Events

Calendar of events

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