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Monthly Roundup 20th May to 16th June 2024

By News

It’s Monthly Roundup time again! In this month’s roundup we have Arts and Crafts, Gardening and more! Catch up with everything below!

Monday 20th May

Today it was fantastic to have Cordite Club back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum. This week they decorated their own fans. To find out more about Cordite Club, please click here>

Brilliant to have our term time Arts and Crafts club on again too! Below are some photos of this. A huge thank you to Wendy and Emily for all there help with this. Find out more about this free club for young people by clicking here>

On this day (20th May) in 2007 Chapelcross’ iconic cooling towers were demolished and thousands of people gathering to witness the event.
With aging equipment and a relatively small electrical output, the decision was made to shut down the reactors and close Chapelcross in 2004. The cooling towers were demolished as part of the decommissioning process.
You can learn more about Chapelcross by visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum.
The section of The Devil's Porridge Museum, which is about Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station.

Tuesday 21st May

Some of our Youth Council had a meeting today. Our Youth Council have regular meetings, get involved in projects, workshops and more. We’re very proud to have two representatives from the museum’s Youth Council who regularly attend The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s trustee meetings. This allows them to share their thoughts and make sure young people’s voices are heard in The Devil’s Porridge Museum!

Wednesday 22nd May

On May 22nd 1915, the tragic local event which remains the worst rail disaster in British history occurred at Quintinshill near Gretna Green – a few miles from where The Devil’s Porridge Museum now stands. It involved troops on their way to board ships for the Gallipoli/Dardanelles campaign. Sadly, around 227 people were killed and around 246 injured.
Quintinshill Rail disaster
The Devil’s Porridge Museum has a display about the Quintinshill Rail Disaster where you can learn more about the accident.

Saturday 25th May

Gardening club was on again today. If you fancy joining us, why not click here to learn more>

Monday 27th May

A very large school visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum took place today. Read more about this by clicking here>

In the afternoon we had a group visit. Please learn more about group visits by clicking here>

Arts and Crafts club also took place today. It’s always exciting to see what the young people there will create! Click here to find out more about Arts and Crafts club>

Saturday 1st June

Saturday means gardening club! A huge thanks to Wendy for all her work on this and to the young people who come along! Learn more by clicking here>

Monday 3rd June

Cordite Club was back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum again today. This week they enjoyed playing some games. Find out more about Cordite Club by clicking here>

In the afternoon Arts and Crafts club was on again. For the past two weeks they had been working on a project to create placemats. Below are some photos of this. Thank you to Emily for these.

To find out more about Arts and Crafts club, please click here>

Monday 3rd June 2024 marks the beginning of volunteer week. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers!

Volunteer's Week. Thank you to all our brilliant volunteers.

Tuesday 4th June

A group came to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. It was excellent to have them at the museum. Learn more about group visits here>

In the afternoon, our Youth Council had an interesting training session, followed by another meeting.

Friday 7th June

Brilliant to have a school visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Find out more about school visits here>

Some photos of this are coming soon!

Saturday 8th June

Gardening club was on again today. The young people who came along are learning lots about growing their own food. If you fancy joining us, please click here to learn more and book>

A poster advertising Gardening Club at The Devil's Porridge Museum. This club is ideal for children and teenagers up to sixteen years old. It starts on Saturday 27th April 2024 from 10am to 12pm. To book please email education@devilsporridge.org.uk

Monday 10th June

In the morning it was fantastic to have a school visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. To learn more about school visits please click here>

In the afternoon it was brilliant to have a group visit to the museum. Learn more about group visits by clicking here>

Arts and Crafts club was on again today too. Find out more about this by clicking here>

Tuesday 11th June

We were also very proud to welcome someone who had recently celebrated there 100th Birthday for a visit to the museum! They worked at World War Two munitions factory, ICI Powfoot.

Wednesday 12th June

Today The Devil’s Porridge Museum had another group visit. It was great to have them! Here’s a quick reminder that you need to book any group visits in advance. If you would like any catering for your group visit, you will also need to book this advance. Find more details of group visits here>

Thursday 13th June

On Thursday 13th June, The Devil’s Porridge Museum had another group visit. It was lovely to have them visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum. As always you can learn more about group visits by clicking here> Please remember it is essential to book your group visit and any catering you would like in advance too!

Saturday 15th June

Our gardening club was hard at work again today in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Dig For Victory Garden. Read more about this free club by clicking here>

If you’re feeling inspired to get gardening at home or would like a sustainable memento of your visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum, this year the museum is selling plants in our phone box. You are welcome to have a look during the museum’s opening hours! A huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible and our volunteers who have donated plants!
You can still browse our second hand books for a £1 donation each inside The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s gift shop too. Thank you to everyone who has donated books to this!
That’s the end of this edition of our Monthly Roundup! We’ll be back again in July, but in the meantime you can check out our last Monthly Roundup by clicking here> 

We have some very exciting Family Friendly workshops coming up this Summer, so be sure to keep up to date with everything that is happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum by following us on social media.  Find our social media platforms by clicking here> 

Stay safe and see you in July for our next Monthly Roundup!

Poster for From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past activities for young people happening as part of The Devil's Porridge Museum's Summer Programme 2024.

From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past.

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Join us this summer holidays for an exciting range of FREE activities for young people! Booking is essential and places are limited. Below is a list of our From Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past workshops

Free breakfast will be served for young attendees before each morning workshop from 10 am to 11 am. Please confirm your attendance when booking.

 

Friday 5th July

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1940’s Hair and Makeup Retro Workshop

11am to 12pm

11 to 14 year olds

Free

Step back in time with our 1940s Hair and Makeup Retro Workshop! Join us on Friday 5th July 5th 2024 from 11 am to 12pm to recreate the iconic look from the 1940s using close-to-authentic makeup from the era. Capture the memories with photos and videos to share with friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to step into the past!

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Monday 8th July 2024

The Anderson Shelter and the words "Upcycle Cardboard into a Mini-Anderson Shelter!"

Upcycle Cardboard into a Mini-Anderson Shelter

11am to 12pm

10 to 12 year olds

Free

Join us at The Devil’s Porridge to transform cardboard into your own Anderson Shelter. Draw inspiration from the shelter in our garden and unleash your creativity to build your very own unique shelter.

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Wednesday 17th July 2024

A graphic of some carrot cake and a whisk with the words "Vintage Cooking Class: Learn to be a World War Chef."

Vintage Cooking Class: Learn to Be a World War Chef

11am to 12pm

11 years +

Free

Join us to create delicious dishes inspired by rationing times with a modern twist!

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Tuesday 23rd July 2024

A graphic of a notebook and pencil with the words "Creative Writing for the Planet."

Creative Writing for The Planet

2pm to 3:30pm 

11 years +

Free

No free breakfast is available with this activity.

Immerse yourself in our empowering Creative Writing for the Planet workshop, where Rachelle Atalla, author of ‘Thirsty Animals’ will guide you in crafting stories of hope in the midst of climate change. Taking action not only alleviates eco-anxiety but also catalyses positive change. This workshop will offer a fresh perspective on the planet’s crisis, transforming your eco-anxiety into narratives of optimism.

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Wednesday 24th July 2024

A graphic of a flower in a recycled vase with the words "From Trash to Treasure! Upcycle into Art.

Make Do and Mend: A New Way to Thrift

11am to 1pm

14 years + (Not suitable for small children, due to sharp objects!)

Free

Give your clothing a second chance and keep them out of landfill. Bring your old clothes and fabric items to transform into beautiful new garments!

Please note that this workshop involves the use of sharp tools and is not suitable for small children.

No prior hand sewing experience is necessary. All mending materials will be provided.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Monday 29th July 2024

A graphic of a bracelet with the words "Origami Jewellery."

Origami Jewellery

11am to 12pm

11 years +

Free

Unleash your creativity and craft stunning jewellery using the art of origami. This workshop includes all the materials you need.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Thursday 1st August

A graphic of a flower in a recycled vase with the words "From Trash to Treasure! Upcycle into Art.

From Trash to Treasure! Upcycle into Art.

11am to 12pm

10 years +

Free

Discover the art of upcycling at our hands-on workshop! Join us in transforming discarded materials into beautiful creations. If you’re passionate about sustainability and love crafts, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity!

We will provide all the necessary materials for this activity.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Friday 9th August

A graphic of some headphones and a microphone with the word "Podcast."

Podcast

11am to 12pm 

12 years +

Free

Be a part of our first podcast episode!

Join us as we launch our new podcast, designed specifically for young audiences.

Our first episode will explore the urgent issue of the climate emergency and how it directly impacts individuals in your age group.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

We have more exciting activities for young people running as part of our Summer Holiday Programme 2024.

Find out about our Mocktail Making workshop by clicking here>

Learn more about our fun Summer holiday Competitions by clicking here>

Thanks to our funders Dumfries and Galloway Council through the Amazing Summer programme and The Holywood Trust!

Poster of two activities for young people at The Devil's Porridge Museum as part of the Summer Programme 2024. These are a Retro Gaming Challenge on Thursday 11th July 2024 and A Minecraft Inspired Lego Building Competition on 4th July 2024.

Summer Programme 2024: Competitions

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Join us this summer holidays for an exciting range of FREE activities for young people! Booking is essential and places are limited.

Free breakfast will be served for young attendees before each morning workshop from 10 am to 11 am. Please confirm your attendance when booking.

 

Thursday 4th July 2024

A graphic with some Lego bricks and the words "Minecraft Inspired Lego Building Competition."

Minecraft Inspired Lego Building Competition

11am to 1pm

For 8 to 13 year olds.

Free

We’ll supply the Lego bricks for you to build a Minecraft inspired design. Winner gets a prize!

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

Thursday 11th July 2024

A graphic of a game controller and the words "Retro Gaming Challenge.

Retro Gaming Challenge

11am to 12pm

For 8 to 13 year olds.

Free

Take a trip back to the 90s with our retro gaming event featuring classic Super Nintendo games.

We will be offering free breakfast for the young attendees prior to this workshop from 10 to 11am. Please confirm if you would like to join us for breakfast when booking.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

 

We have more exciting activities for young people running as part of our Summer Programme 2024.

Find out about our Mocktail Making workshop by clicking here>

Find out about our from Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past activities by clicking here>

Thanks to our funders Dumfries and Galloway Council through the Amazing Summer programme and The Holywood Trust!

Poster for a Mocktail Making workshop at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Wednesday 7th August 2024.

Summer Programme 2024: Mocktail Making

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Join us this summer holidays for an exciting range of FREE activities for young people! Booking is essential and places are limited.

Wednesday 7th August 2024

A mocktail with the words Mocktail Making

Mocktail Making Workshop

6pm to 8pm

11 years +

Free

Learn how to make your own delicious mocktails at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Snacks will be served with this workshop and all the necessary materials will be provided.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited.

To book your place please press the book now button on the right of this page and select the workshop you would like to book.

We’ve previously had a very successful Mocktail Making workshop at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Below are some photos of this to give you an idea of what to expect.

We have more exciting activities for young people running as part of our Summer Holiday Programme 2024.

Find out about our from Rationing to Upcycling: Learn From the Past activities by clicking here>

Learn more about our fun summer holiday Competitions by clicking here>

Thanks to our funders Dumfries and Galloway Council through the Amazing Summer programme and The Holywood Trust!

Monthly Roundup 15th April to 19th May 2024

By News

This month our free gardening club for young people has returned for 2024 and we were delighted to welcome Bruce Keith into The Devil’s Porridge Museum to give a free talk. Keep reading to find out everything that happened in our Monthly Roundup for 15th April to 19th May 2024!

Monday 15th April

Arts and Crafts club was on again today. It was fantastic to see the young people at The Devil’s Porridge Museum being so creative! Learn more about Arts and Crafts club  by clicking here>

Wednesday 17th April

Brilliant to have a group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Learn more about group visits by clicking here>

Thursday 18th April

On This Day (18th April) in the first planes took off at RAF Annan.
At its peak RAF Annan could boast a staff of 400 RAF personnel housed across its 200-acre site. The airfield’s main focus was training young, inexperienced fighter pilots in offensive attacks. Pilots came from far and wide to train at RAF Annan.
Tragically, many pilots lost their lives while training at RAF Annan.
You can learn more about RAF Annan by visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

A RAF uniform with some information on display inside The Devil's Porridge Museum.

Saturday 20th April

We were happy to have a group visit again today. Please be aware that you have to book any group visits in advance. Any food also needs to be booked in advance. Find out more about group visits here>

Monday 22nd April

Our Cordite Club was on again today.  This week they had Scotch pie and beans for dinner. Following this they played Dominos and Connect Four. To learn more about Cordite Club click here>

Arts and Crafts club was on again today. Click here to learn more about our Arts and Crafts club>

The 22nd April is was also Earth Day. The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s volunteer and Youth Council member, Calum wrote a very interesting blog about Earth Day and What The Devil’s Porridge Museum does to help the planet. To read this click here>

Friday 26th April

We were delighted to welcome Bruce Keith into The Devil’s Porridge Museum to give a free talk about his third book “Scotland Beneath the Surface.” A huge thank you to him and to all those who came along!

Saturday 27th April

Our gardening club started again for 2024! The young people who join for our free gardening club us will learn how to grow beautiful plants, fruits and vegetables. Why not come along and join in? You can learn more about gardening club and how to book your place by clicking here>

This week they planted strawberries and potatoes! Below are some photos this.

 

Monday 29th April

Monday means our free Arts and Crafts club is on! Learn more about this here>

Tuesday 30th April

On the last day of April it was great to have another group visit. Fantastic to have them with us!  Learn more about group visits here>

Saturday 4th May

Gardening club was on again today! A huge thank you to Wendy, our gardening expert, as always. Fancy joining us for gardening club? Click here to learn more>

Wednesday 1st May

May started with Preston Lodge School’s visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was fantastic to have them at the museum! Take a look at some photos of their visit below.

You can learn more about school visits here> 

If you fancy joining our education volunteer team at The Devil’s Porridge Museum and helping out with school visits, youth activities and more, you can click here to learn how to get involved!

Thursday 2nd May

Fantastic to have a group visit with us today! It was lovely to have them and they also enjoyed some sandwiches, traybakes tea and coffee at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

We would be happy to provide catering for your group visit too, but please be aware that your visit and any food will need to be booked in advance. Find out how by clicking here>

On this day (2nd May), in 1959 Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station was officially opened as a combined military and civilian nuclear power station by Sir John Crabbe. It was the first Nuclear Power Station in Scotland.
You can learn more about Chapelcross by visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum.
The section of The Devil's Porridge Museum, which is about Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station.

Tuesday 7th May

We had another group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Please remember that it is essential to book group visits in advance. Learn more about this here>

Wednesday 8th May

Today was  a very busy day!

Another group from Preston Lodge School came to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum in the morning. Read more about school visits here>

In the afternoon it was time for another group visit! As always you can read more about group visits by clicking here>

Thanks to them both for coming along to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Saturday 11th May

Our gardening club was busy learning new skills today. Fancy learning more about growing your own fruit, vegetables and plants? Why not come along? Find all you need to know about our free gardening club here>

Sunday 12th May

Fantastic to have another group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Please read more about group visits and how to book these in advance by clicking here>

Monday 13th May

Another group came to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. It was brilliant to have them!

They also enjoyed sandwiches and a craft activity, which they had booked in advance. You can find out more about group visits here>

It was fantastic to have our Arts and Crafts club on again today. This week they made beautiful paper fans. Perfect for the summer weather! Click here to learn more about Arts and Crafts club> 

Below are some photos of this.

Tuesday 14th May

Two more groups came to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. If you would like to learn more about group visits please click here>

On This Day in 1915, The Times newspaper reported the huge shortages of ammunition on the Western Front leaving the British vulnerable. As a result, the British Government created the Ministry of Munitions with David Lloyd George taking up the role. He created H.M. Factory Gretna.
We’re proud to tell the story of H.M. Factory Gretna and the people worked there at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Why not come and visit us to find out more?

Thursday 16th May

Another school came to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Find out more about school visits by clicking here>

Photos of this school visit are coming soon!

Saturday 18th May

Gardening club was on today. To learn more about gardening club click here>

On This Day (18th May) in 1917, King George V & Queen Mary visited H.M. Factory Gretna.
 
Victoria May McIver was chosen to present flowers to flowers to the Queen, as she was the youngest patient in the hospital at the time of the royal visit. Below is a photo of this.
Victoria May McIvor greeting the royal couple visiting the factory. 
Learn more about Victoria by clicking here>

And that’s it for our latest Monthly Roundup! In June, we will be back with another Monthly Roundup, until then you can check out our Roundup for last month by clicking here>  To keep up to date with everything that’s happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum be sure to follow us on social media. You can find our social media platforms here>

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."

Arts and Crafts Club 2024

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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 11 year olds.

We’ll craft together and make something pretty! This club is free, just be sure to bring along your imagination. You never know what we’ll be making!

Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Please contact education@devilsporridge.org.uk to learn more and book your place.

Below are five photos from Arts and Crafts Club last year. We hope to have lots more creative fun in Arts and Crafts Club 2024!

 

A collage of three photos of a child decorating an Easter hat, a young person looking at a Easter trail in the museum and a Easter basket. Some text reads "Monthly Roundup 18th March to 14th April 2024."

Monthly Roundup 18th March to 14th April 2024

By News

There’s lot’s of Easter Egg-citiment in this month’s roundup! From jewellery making to an Easter Egg trail around The Devil’s Porridge Museum, read on to find out all the egg-citing activities that have been happening.

Monday 18th March

This week The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Cordite Club had a Egg-cellent Easter craft to enjoy at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.  Find out more about Cordite Club by clicking here> 

Below are some photos of Cordite Club from this week.

We also had our term time Arts and Crafts at The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Thanks to everyone who helped with this. Learn more about Arts and Crafts club here>

Tuesday 19th March

Our Office Manager gave a talk at the job centre today. We’re always on the look out for new volunteers! Why not check out our latest volunteering opportunities by clicking here>

Thursday 21st March

Today we had a group visit. It was fantastic to have them at The Devil’s Porridge Museum! Please remember that it is essential to book group visits in advance. We would be happy to provide catering for your group as well, but this also has to be booked in advance. Read more about group visits by clicking here>

Monday 25th March

This was the first day of our Easter Egg trail around The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It ran at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until 5th April 2024. Admission was essential to take part in this activity.

It was fantastic to see so many young people enjoying this trail! There are three photos of this below.

Tuesday 26th March

Today we had a group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was brilliant to have them! Learn more about group visits by clicking here>

Wednesday 27th March

An Egg-citing Easter Bonnet workshop took place today. Brilliant to see all the young people there being so creative! Take a look at the photos below. Thank you to Emily for taking these photos!

Thursday 28th March

We were delighted to welcome another group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Learn more about group visits by clicking here>

Our Easter Basket workshop for young people also happened today. A huge thank you to everyone who came along to this and a massive thank you to those who helped to make this event happen! Below are some photos from this activity.

Wednesday 3rd April

A jewellery workshop took place today. Some beautiful jewellery was made by the young people. As always thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen! Below are some photos of this activity.

Thursday 4th April

Today we had a flower pot decorating workshop. Below are some photos of this activity.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make our Easter holiday workshops happen. We would also like to thank everyone who came to these workshops!

Saturday 6th April

Excellent to have another group visit came to visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum today.  It was brilliant to have them with us! As always group visits need to be booked in advance. To learn how to book your group visit, click here>

Monday 8th April

Cordite Club was back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum again today. This week they made their own coasters from Hama beads. Find out more about Cordite Club by clicking here>

Our term time Art’s and Crafts club was back on again today. Learn more about Arts and Craft’s club by clicking here>

 

And that’s the end of our Monthly Roundup for April! There’s still what promises to be a very interesting free talk given by Bruce Keith coming up on the 26th April. Fancy going along? Find out more and how to book by clicking here> As always you can check out last month’s roundup by clicking here>

 

 

A collage of three photos of children at The Devil's Porridge Museum's Arts and Crafts club with the words "Monthly Roundup 19th February to 17th March 2024.

Monthly Roundup 19th February to 17th March 2024

By News

 

Time for another Monthly Roundup for 19th February to 17th March 2024. Read on to find out all that’s been happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Monday 19th February

Fantastic to have our Cordite club back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum today! This week they had a talk about Dorothée Pullinger.

Read more about Cordite club here>

Monday 26th February

We had a fantastic time with the children and teenagers from Girlguiding! The Brownies, the Guides and the Rangers visited us at night to explore the museum, learn about our collections, and complete some challenges to earn their Girlguiding badges!

The Brownies were working on their Collectors Badge, the Guides on their Human Rights Badge, and the Rangers on the Woman’s Rights Badge!!

 

Friday 1st March

We enjoyed having a group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Please remember that it is essential to book any group visits in advance. Learn more about group visits here>

Monday 4th March

It was another busy day at The Devil’s Porridge Museum today!

First we had Cordite club, which you can learn more about here>

Then we had Arts and Crafts club.  This week they made stunning jewellery boxes just in time for Mother’s Day. Read more about Arts and Craft’s club here> Below are some photos of this weeks Arts and Crafts club.

Lastly, it was fantastic to have another group of young people visit us today!

Friday 8th March

Today we had a school visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was brilliant to have them at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Read more about school visits here>

Wednesday 13th March

Today The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Youth and Community Engagement Officer headed to a local school to hold an outreach session. You can find out more about in school sessions by clicking here>

Thursday 14th March

It was time for another school visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Fantastic to have them visit! Read more about school visits by clicking here>

 

And that’s the end of this month’s Monthly Roundup. We’ll see you again in April. In the meantime you can check out our last Monthly Roundup here> We have some Easter activities coming up so check out what’s happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum by clicking here here>

 

Poster for Scotland Beneath the Surface talk by Bruce Keith. This free event is on Friday 26th April 2024 at 2pm in The Devil's Porridge Museum. To book your place please email: education@devilsporridg.org.uk

“Scotland Beneath the Surface” by Bruce Keith

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Friday 26th April 2024 at 2pm

Free talk (admission prices still apply to anyone who wants to look around The Devil’s Porridge Museum).

We are delighted to welcome Bruce Keith back to The Devil’s Porridge Museum for another free talk.

This time Bruce Keith will present his third book “Scotland Beneath the Surface.” It’s a subterranean odyssey, exploring the natural and man-made heritage under our feet.

To book your place please email: education@devilsporridge.org.uk

 

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