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A poster advertising summer holiday activities at The Devil's Porridge Museum during 2023. It is titled "It's an artsy summer!" The events advertised have now all gone past.

It’s an Artsy Summer!

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Our art workshops are open to kids, teenagers, and youngsters!:

  • Kids workshop: Stone painting. FULLY BOOKED

 Ideal for 6 – 11 years old.

  • Teenagers workshop: Fun with Wax art.

Ideal for 12 – 15 years old.

  • Young adults workshop: Sea glass art

Ideal for 16 and older.

Don’t miss out, book now to secure your spot!

Book Your Workshop!

Summer 2023 in The Devil's Porridge! This is a poster advertising more activities that happened at The Devil's Porridge Museum during the summer holidays in 2023.

Kids Summer Programme at The Devil’s Porridge

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Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
To book contact:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ukelele Lessons that were set to take place from the 7th to the 18th of August have been cancelled.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to reorganise the event again soon.
A poster for a Creative Writing workshop with author, Laura Noakes. There is a photo of the author and her book. This past event happened on Wednesday 12th July 2023.

Creative Writing with Laura Noakes

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Attend an engaging workshop with Laura Noakes, the author of Cosima Unfortunate. Laura will share her writing journey and guide you in creating your own story.

Outside The Devil's Porridge Museum's Education room is a sign, which reads: "ON WAR SERVICE 1914 -1918 LIVING HISTORY TO REMEMBER."

Living History Day 2023

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Saturday 22nd July

On War Service will be offering the opportunity to learn about the First World War with an insight into medical care during that time. Two of their members will be inside the museum in uniform.

There will be WW1 military nurse and her patient, a German soldier both in uniform.

On War Service will also have authentic items from the World War One on display in the museum’s education room.

Find out more about On War Service here>

Our usual opening hours and admission prices into the museum apply. Find these here>

A poster advertising a Digital Takeover that happened at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Friday 7th July 2023.

Digital Takeover

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Join our Youth Panel and take over our digital platforms!

* TikTok videos: Write scripts, film videos or act in the videos! Your choice!
* Photography: Use your smartphone to take pictures for our social media.
* Write content for social media or blog.

All training will be provided.

To book contact:

Poster for a talk given by Bruce Keith in which he presents his book Bridgescapes. This talk happened on 12th May 2023.


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12th May 2023.

2pm – 3pm.

In this talk, Bruce Keith will present his book “Bridgescapes” in The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Bruce Keith’s first book, “Bridgescapes” explores Scotland’s bridges across seven centuries of history, from the 14th century’s Brig o’ Balgownie and the Auld Brig at Dumfries, to the largest three tower cable-stayed bridge in the world, the iconic Queensferry Crossing, which opened in 2017.

Along the way Bruce finds inspiration in the suspension bridges, arched viaducts and aqueducts which carry our roads, railways and canals and have witnessed key moments from our nation’s history. Amongst the characters we encounter are Thomas Telford, John Rennie, John Smeaton, Louis Harper and Sir William Arrol, whose engineering feats both at home and abroad have left a proud heritage of engineering prowess.

Book your place on Eventbrite here>

A poster advertising the Easter activities that happened at The Devil's Porridge Museum in 2023.

Easter Activities 2023

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Hop along to The Devil’s Porridge Museum for some egg-citing Easter activities for young people. Ideal for 6 to 12 year-olds!

Read more about our fun Easter activities below.


Wednesday 5th & 12th April 2023


Egg-cellent Egg Painting

10am – 11am

Get creative at The Devil’s Porridge Museum and have a crack at egg painting! What egg-straordinary designs will you create?

Donation £1 per child for this activity.

Places are limited. Book your place on Eventbrite.

Book here for Wednesday 5th April>

Book here for Wednesday 12th April>


Thursday 6th April 2023


Egg-mazing Easter Wreath

10am -11am

Create your own egg-mazing Easter wreath in this fun workshop.

Donation £1 per child for this activity.

Places are limited. Book your place on Eventbrite here>


Friday 7th April 2023

Easter Deli Creations

10am – 11:30am

Create some tasty treats for Easter in this egg-cellent workshop.

Donation £1 per child for this activity.

Places are limited. Book your place on Eventbrite here>


Tuseday 11th April 2023

Egg-straordinary Easter Crafts

10am -11am

Hop along to The Devil’s Porridge Museum to get creative with some egg-cellent Easter crafts!

Donation £1 per child for this activity.

Places are limited. Book your place on Eventbrite here>


Thursday 13th & Friday 14th April 2023


Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at The Devil’s Porridge Museum for a very egg-citing Easter egg hunt! You can enjoy this as part of your visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Can you track down all the colourful eggs around the museum and spell the word to earn your chocolate treat?

Booking online to visit the Museum is essential to avoid disappointment when we are busy. You can book your visit here:


Have you enjoyed our Easter activites? Why not come along to our free gardening club.



A poster advertising a Spanish lesson for beginners between the ages 8 to 14. This past event happened on Friday 24th February 2023.

Mid-Term Holiday workshops!

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Mid-Term Holiday workshops!📣📣📣


We have 4 family bonding activities for your kids:

  • Upcycling workshops learn about recycling.
  • A Spanish lesson for beginners.
  • A Board Games Club.

Free events, all materials are provided.
Book by searching The Devil’s Porridge on Eventbrite.
Due to popularity, bookings are limited to 3 kids per adult.


Wednesday, Feb 22, 11am-12:30pm


Upcycling workshop: Save that jar!

Transform your hoarded bottles from trash to high-end & fabulous jars into nice jars to treasure memories, self-care products, and more.

Best suited to ages 7 – 12.


*Due to popularity, booking is limited to 3 kids per person.

**Parents can join their children, but please only book your child’s place.



Thursday, Feb 23, 11am-12:30pm


Upcycling workshop

Creative boxes: Think it, make it!

Join us for a creative workshop on recycling cardboard to make beautiful boxes to store memories, self-care essentials, and more!

Best suited to ages 7 – 12.

Places are limited to 3 kids per person.


Friday, Feb 24, 11am-12:00pm



Hola! Spanish lesson for beginners

Join us in our Moorside Room for a fun Spanish lesson with a native speaker.

Best suited to ages 8 – 14.

Places are limited to 3 kids per person.



Saturday, Feb 24, 10am-11:00pm



Board Game Club

Come out and play games with friends and family!

Meet new people!

All ages welcome!

Places are limited to 3 kids per person.

Lantern making workshop poster. This was held at The Devil's Porridge Museum on Thursday 1st December 2022.

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Join us for a lantern-making workshop!

Annan Christmas Lights Committee are holding a lantern-making workshop at The Devil’s Porridge, tailored by the professional artist Jaz Grady.

Participants will join the Annan Lantern Parade and Christmas lights switch on, on 3 December for about half an hour from 16:30 hrs.

* Workshop and materials are free.
All the family is welcome!
Thursday 1st of December 4 – 6pm.

Book via Eventbrite:…/lantern-making-workshop…


Language and Landscape an online talk about using British Sign Language that happened on 22nd Novemeber 2022 as part of the Disability: Past and Present Project.

Language & Landscape: Using British Sign Language in Historic Storytelling

By Disability events, Events

This talk presents a project that explores how the visual/spatial language of BSL can effectively be deployed to present visual and material culture. Having introduced events conducted in the Parthenon Galleries of the British Museum, the talk will focus on a new online site with BSL stories about Holyrood Park (a collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland). The innovative feature of this material is that linguistic notes accompany the presentations, to help people understand how grammar can be spatial and visual, and therefore a powerful mode of communication about art and archaeology.

This event will be held via Zoom and a joining link will be sent on the day.

Buy tickets here >

This event is happening as part of our Disability: Past and Present project.
Learn more about this and ‘The Health of the Munition Worker: A Disability History of the World Wars on the Solway Military Coast’ exhibition >

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