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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

Garden Club ‘Dig for Victory’

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Join us for an exciting journey into the world of gardening with our ‘Dig for Victory’ garden club at The Devil’s Porridge! Every Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm, starting April 27th, 2024, children and teenagers up to 16 years old can explore the wonders of nature and learn how to grow beautiful plants, fruits, and vegetables.

Our knowledgeable gardener Wendy will inspire young minds, guiding them on a path of discovery and creativity. With Wendy’s expert guidance, you’ll discover the joys of gardening and connect with nature in ways you never thought possible.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to cultivate your skills, grow your knowledge, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world. Join us for ‘Dig for Victory’ and let’s make gardening an adventure!

This is a free activity, all resources will be provided.

To book contact:

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:

“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:


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:"

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 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!



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Join our Easter workshops!
All the workshops are free of charge, and all materials are provided.

Join an Egg Hunt at any time between 10 am – 3 pm in the museum with your admission. This is a drop in activity from Mon 25 March to 5 April).

Book on the Booking Button by the right side of this page.

The Twitchers Museum Adventure poster with a photo of four Twitchers books. The Kids in Museum's and Walker Books logos also feature.

The Twitchers Museum Adventure

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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 Kids in Museums and Walker Books celebrates the release of Feather, the fourth book in The Twitchers series from bestselling author M. G. Leonard. Find the birds and make your own pledge to protect wildlife. Complete the activity sheet to receive your Twitchers sticker!

Design your own bird or animal sidekick and share your drawing on Twitter/X or Instagram with the hashtag #TwitchersMuseumAdventure and tag @kidsinmuseums for a chance to win one of five bundles of all four books in The Twitchers series. Find out more on the Kids in Museums website:

Admission into The Devil’s Porridge Museum is required to take part in this activity.

Poster for a Free Kids Valentines Craft Workshop at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Monday 12th February 2024.

Valentine’s Crafts workshop for kids

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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.
Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
This workshop is ideal for children aged 7 – 11 years old.
Book now on the ‘Book Now’ button on the right side of this page.

A poster for a Burns Night Supper event at The Devil's Porridge Museum. It reads "Friday 26th of January 2024 Arrival 6pm £12.50 Come along and enjoy an evening of Scottish Entertainment. Tickets on sale from 8th January at The Devil's Porridge Museum. Limited Spaces only." It includes photos of a bagpiper and haggis.

Burns Night Supper

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Fancy treating yourself to an evening of Scottish entertainment with a traditional three course meal? Why not join us for our Burns Supper on Friday 26th January 2024 from 6pm? Tickets are £12.50 per person and are available from The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Places are limited!


Burns Night is a traditional Scottish celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. It’s held on or around January 25th every year—Burns’ birthday—and it consists of a celebratory meal with haggis (a traditional Scottish food made with oats, sheep’s heart, liver and lungs), whisky, highland dancers, bagpipers and other performers.

It’s a great opportunity to learn about Scottish culture through food, music and dance! We hope you’ll join us at 6 pm on Friday 26th in The Devil’s Porridge Museum for this fun event!

Limited spaces.
Tickets are on sale from the 8th of January at the museum.

Poster for the Children's Christmas Party 2023. This poster reads "Children's Christmas Party Friday 15th December 2023 6pm-7pm Join us for party games and to meet Santa at our Children's Christmas Party! For children from 4 to 11 years old. Places are limited. Booking is essential. Book on our website." It also includes The Devil's Porridge Museum's logo and some festive photos, including some of children having fun at last years Christmas Party.

Children’s Christmas Party 2023

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Friday 15th December 2023

6pm – 7pm

Join us for party games and to meet Santa at our free Children’s Christmas Party! This is for young people aged 4 – 11 years old.

Places are limited.

Booking is essential to secure your place.

To book your place please click on the “book now” tab at the side of the screen or click on “book online” in our top navigation bar. You should find the ‘Children’s Christmas Party 2023’ event listed there.

If you are unable to attend this event after booking a place please contact the museum by emailing or calling 01461 700021 with as much notice as possible. Thank you.

Below are some photos from last years’ Children’s Christmas Party.




A poster advertising Bruce Keith's talk happening on 30th November 2023 from 2 to 3pm. It's about a story of Scottish Milestones and can be booked on The Devil's Porridge Museum's website.

Talk: Are we nearly there yet? By Bruce Keith

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Thursday 30th November 2023

2pm – 3pm

Join us for a talk on the story of Scottish milestones!

Author Bruce Keith will present his book “Are we nearly there yet?”, it’s a story of Scottish milestones- not just distance markers, but early means of measurement, maps and the travellers of the 18th and 19th century whose journals laid the foundation of the Scottish tourist industry.

Bruce will also celebrate the “Top 50 Scots” – the sportsmen and women who have gone the extra mile to set new world records in terms of speed and endurance – so something for everyone!

To book your place please click on the “book now” tab at the side of the screen or click on “book online” in our top navigation bar. Here you can select the “Are we nearly there yet?” talk.


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