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Monthly Roundup – 23rd October – 19th November 2023

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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 all those animals and people who served in war in November. Read more about this and everything else that’s been happening below.

Monday 23rd October

The second week of October half term continued with some spooky Halloween monster crafts at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.  Today the made spiders pumpkins and more. It was fang-tastic to see all the young people there being so creative! Take a look at some of the photos below.

Tuesday 24th October

It was time for our next Halloween workshop and this time the young people were making haunting Halloween lanterns. Photos of this event are coming soon.

Wednesday 25th October

Time for a Halloween wreath making workshop. These were perfect for the young people who came along to use to decorate their house! Photos of this event are coming soon!

Thursday 26th October

It’s been fantastic to have so many young people join us to enjoy our free October holiday workshops. Today was no different with some pumpkin painting in The Devil’s Porridge Museum. The pumpkins the young people painted were spook-tacular! Photos of this event our coming soon!

Friday 27th October

On Friday was our spook-tacular annual Halloween party for young people! There was lots to enjoy from some treats to eat to guessing the number of sweets in the glass and going around the museum in the dark to find our resident spook Sam (who only comes out for Halloween). We think everyone looked very spooky and it was very hard to choose winners for our best dressed costume contest! There was also a best dressed mummy contest (don’t worry we let the people back out of their bandages at the end!).

A selection of photos of the frightful fun can be seen below! We would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped out with our October holiday workshops this year and all those who came along to them!

Saturday 28th October

Today marked our last gardening club of the year. A huge thank you to all the young people who came along for all their help in our garden. We hope to see you again next year!

Another huge thank you to Wendy for all our hard work on this.

Monday 30th October

Today our Cordite Club got crafty! They were making Halloween lanterns this week. It was great to have them back in the museum again today. As always a huge thank you to Shelia and Eleanor for all their hard work on this! Learn more about Cordite Club here>

Our term time Arts and Crafts Club for young people was back again today. Read more about this here>

Monday 6th November

Fantastic to have another school visiting us today. It was brilliant to have them and there are some photos of their visit below. You can learn more about school visits here>

Our Arts and Crafts club was on again today. Learn more about this here>

Friday 10th November

Today we held our Animals in War Remembrance Service at 11am. We were proud to remember with  local schools and animals. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this.

A poster for our 'Animals in War Remembrance Service' with a photo of a dog next to a stone memorial to animals in war. There are three wreaths in front of animals in war memorial.

 

Saturday 11th November

Today we were proud to join people across the country in holding a 2 minute silence to mark Armistice Day. Thank you to everyone who joined us to remember the people and animals who served and sacrificed so much during wartime.

Sunday 12th November

We were proud to hold a 2 minute silence at The Devil’s Porridge Museum to mark Remembrance Sunday today.

Representatives of The Devil’s Porridge Museum were proud to be laying wreaths at Eastriggs and Dornock war memorial today.

Monday 13th November

We had our Cordite Club back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum on Monday 13th November.

Another huge thank you to Eleanor and Sheila for making this happen! Today they had lots of fantastic Christmas themed prizes in their tombola, which are in the photos below. Thank you to the people who donated these prizes.

Learn more about our Cordite Club here>

We also had our Arts and Crafts club on again today. The young people were making Christmas decorations out of popsicle sticks, including wee Christmas trees and snowflakes. It was fantastic to see what they were creating.  Learn more about Arts and Craft club here>

Our café Christmas menu is also available from today! Why not pop in the café and treat yourself to a festive toasted baguette with your choice of fillings from Tukey & Trimmings OR Brie & Cranberry Sauce for £6.95? Our Christmas menu is served from 10:30am to 2:00pm and will be available until Monday 10th December 2023. Our café also now has it’s own Facebook page. You can find it here>

Wednesday 15th November.

Today we had a coach visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was lovely to have them, but here’s a quick reminder that it is essential for you to book your group visit in advance. Please read more about group visits here>

 

That’s all for this Monthly Roundup! We’ll be back in December for the last Monthly Roundup of 2023 (where has this year gone?). Please feel welcome to check out our previous Monthly Roundup in the meantime here> You can also keep up to date with what’s happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum on our social media pages here>

A quick heads up! We do close over Christmas from 11th December 2023, so that our team can have a well earned break! Don’t worry we’ll be sure to post this on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website, as well as information about when re-open on 8th January 2024!

A photo of a creepy child wearing a gas mask with a illustration of a small phone box in the sky collaged on a burgundy background. A photo of The Devil's Porridge Museum is just visible behind the background. Some white text underneath the photo of the child with a gas mask gives that images source as Wikipedia.

The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Doctor Who Playlist

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The 23rd November 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of sci-fi TV show Doctor Who and since our usual Monthly Roundup person is a bit of a fan, she thought it would be fantastic to look at some of the times the show visited the general times or subjects The Devil’s Porridge Museum focuses on.  Read on to discover The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Doctor Who Playlist!

Of course we are NOT saying that these Doctor Who episodes are in any way historically accurate or the views expressed in this program are those of The Devil’s Porridge Museum (Doctor Who is about an alien traveling in time and space in a phone box after all!). This is just for a bit of fun!

SPOILER WARNING! Although, we’ve done our best not to share too many spoilers be aware that some will be included in this blog post and you’ll find more if you choose to follow the links by the clicking on the episode titles.

World War One

The War Games (1969)

The War Games is a last story featuring the 2nd Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and the first few parts are based during World War One. There’s a WW1 ambulance driver and the trenches feature. Of course, it soon turns out that things are not quite how they seem and much more is going on (don’t worry we’re trying not to share too many spoilers here!). This 10 part story and not all the parts are based during World War One, but we still think it deserves a mention.

The Family of Blood (2007)

The Family Blood is the second part of a two part episode (the first part is Human Nature) based prior based prior to World War One. It is only near the end of the this episode were WW1 features. The 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) also have a beautiful moment of remembrance in this story. Both these things earn it a mention here.

Twice Upon a Time (2017)

Twice Upon a Time was a Christmas special, which was the 12th Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi’s) last episode. It features a World War One British army captain (played by Mark Gatiss) and also includes a heart-warming scene in relation to this. Well, it is Christmas after all. Football anyone?

 

World War Two

The Curse of Fendric (1989)

The Curse of Fendric is a 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) story, which is based during World War Two at a British Naval installation. This is what earns it’s place on this list.

The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances (2005)

The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances are based in London during The Blitz and features The 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston).  A quick word of warning! This episode has probably one of the most terrifying monsters in Doctor Who and there’s a chilling transformative moment in The Empty Child. (Obviously, this is just the opinion of our Monthly Roundup creator person, but nevertheless you have been warned)!

A creepy child wearing a gas mask with a hat on

The Empty Child. Is it just me or does that gas mask seem familiar? Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Are_you_my_mummy%3F_(6097816122).jpg#/media/File:Are_you_my_mummy?_(6097816122).jpg

Victory of the Daleks (2011)

Victory of the Daleks is based during World War Two, it features Winston Churchill (Ian McNeice) and The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). As you may have gathered from the title it does feature some of The Doctor’s best known foes, or the daleks (we did say these episodes might NOT be historically accurate didn’t we?). Look out for the jammy dodger.

The Window, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2011)

This is another Christmas special, this time featuring The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). The episode is based in 1941 and there’s a few moments inside a Lancaster Bomber, which is why we’ve included it here. We do have to say that it may feature a Christmas Eve excursion to another planet and some rather wooden people though!

Spyfall Part 2 (2020)

Part 2 of Spyfall features the 13th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and spends some time in Paris during World War Two. The episode also features WW2 British Resistance agent Nora Inayat Khan (Aurora Marion). This is what earns it’s place as the most recent episode on the list. However it’s important to note that not all this episode is based during World War Two.

 

 

Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station

Ok, obviously there’s no Doctor Who episodes based explicitly around Chapelcross Nuclear Power station, but what about one which was filmed at a nuclear power station? Yes the connection may be a wee bit thin, but this is just for a bit of fun so bear with us!

The Hand of Fear (1976)

“Eldrad must live.”(Can you talk about The Hand of Fear without saying that?) The Hand of Fear features The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elizabeth Sladen). Some of this story was filmed at Oldbury Nuclear Power Station in Gloucestershire (we’re pretty sure that this probably wasn’t the bits on the alien planet though), which is why we’ve included it here.

 

 

So there you are! That’s the end of The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Doctor Who Playlist. Now if your ever wondering what Doctor Who episodes to watch before or after visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum you’ll know just which ones! Are there any you think we missed? Or is there is any more Doctor Who episodes you think deserve a mention? Why not let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages?

Monthly Roundup – 25th September – 22nd October 2023

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Catch up with all that has been happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum in our latest Monthly Roundup! From the thistle awards to a new exhibition. Read it all below.

Monday 25th September 

Arts and Crafts club continued today. It’s always fantastic to see the young people there getting creative. Read more about Arts and Crafts club here>

Saturday 30th September

Today marked the end of the ‘Rutherglen Ladies F.C.: The Hidden History of James H Kelly’s trailblazers’ exhibition at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. We were proud to have this touring exhibition from The Scottish Football Museum at The museum.

We have a new exhibition ‘The Solway Hoard’ coming very soon! You can see the poster for The Solway Hoard exhibition below. Learn more about our current exhibition here>

Our gardening club is also on on Saturdays. Learn more about this here>

Monday 2nd October 

Cordite club was in The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. For entertainment today they had a singer to listen to. Thanks very much to them for doing this. Another huge thank you to Shelia and Eleanor. Learn more about Cordite club here>

In the afternoon, Art and crafts club was on again. This week they made beautiful cards! Read more about this here>

The 2nd of October also marked the start of our fascinating new exhibition ‘The Solway Hoard.’ It will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until 11th December 2023. Learn more about our latest exhibition here>

Here are some behind the scenes photos of The Solway Hoard exhibition being installed.

Thursday 5th October

We were delighted to join all the other nominees at the regional final for the Thistle Awards in South West Scotland today. We’re thrilled to have won Celebrating Thriving Communities Award 2023 at The South of Scotland Thistle awards regional final!!! Well done to all those who were shortlisted and congratulations to all the winners.

Read more about this and check out some more of our photos here>

Saturday 7th October

Gardening club took place again today. There’s only a few more gardening clubs left this year so a huge thank you to everyone who has joined us this year for gardening club and as always to Wendy! Read more about gardening club here>

Monday 9th October

Today we had Cordite Club back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Today they enjoyed some cheese and beans on a jacket potato. They also played cards and had a beetle drive Learn more about about Cordite club here>

Thank you to Eleanor and Sheila for all their time they spend and work they do to arrange and host Cordite club!

Later on today it was time for another of our term time Arts and Crafts clubs. This week they made spook-tacular trick or treat bags. Perfect for Halloween! Arts and Crafts club will be back again after October half term. In the meantime there were lots of other activities going on for young people to enjoy.

Tuesday 10th October

Today we were delighted to have a beautiful banner dedicated to remembering the animals and people that fought during wartime brought into the museum. It was made by pupils at Eastriggs Primary School and Irene Dolderson. A huge thank you to them for making it. It will be on display in The Devil’s Porridge Museum in November, so be sure to come along and see it for yourself!

Friday 13th October

It may be Friday 13th, but nothing too spooky happened in The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Our youth council had a meeting to discuss their ideas.

Monday 16th October

It was fantastic to have a school visit from High Hesket Primary School with us at The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. They were all very well behaved! Learn more about school visits here>

Wednesday 18th October

Our October holiday workshops started today with our Upcycling workshop were young people could create a fish in danger of extinction. Thank you to artist Gail McGregor for this and all the people who came along to this event. It was great to see what the young people created.

This event took place as part of our climate change project. With thanks to our funders Museums Galleries Scotland for their generous support of this project.

 

Today was certainly a very busy day at The Devil’s Porridge Museum! As it was great to have another two group visits with us. It is essential for group visits to be booked in advance. Read more about group visits here>

Thursday 19th October

There was a creative writing workshops on today. Thanks for everyone who joined us for Creative Writing workshop: Waste Stories.

This event took place as part of our climate change project. With thanks to our funders Museums Galleries Scotland for their generous support of this project.

 

And that’s it for this month’s Monthly Roundup! Thanks for reading! Join us in November for our next Roundup in the meantime you can check out the last Monthly Roundup here>  We have a host of Halloween activities still to come during the October holidays and you can take a look at what’s happening here>

 

 

 

Celebrating Thriving Communities Award 2023

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On the 5th October 2023’s representatives of The Devil’s Porridge Museum had a great night at The South of Scotland Thistle Awards regional final. This was held by the lovely Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries. Thanks to them for having us!
We’re thrilled to have won the Celebrating Thriving Communties Award 2023 at The South of Scotland Thistle awards regional final!!!
A huge thank you to all our volunteers and staff for all their hard work.
Another massive thank you to all our visitors, who support us and all those who come along to our clubs, activities and more at the museum! We appreciate all your support and without you this wouldn’t be possible. Thank you!!
Well done to all the other winners!
Check out some photos of the event below.
You can find more photos and learn about all find out all the winners here:

Monthly Roundup – 28th August to 24th September 2023

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A lot of things have happened at The Devil’s Porridge Museum since our last Weekly Roundup. Check out what’s happened since then in our latest Monthly Roundup below! There’s lots to read about, from school visits to the return of our term time Arts and Crafts Club. Our Cordite club for retired people has also returned this month.

Monday 28th August 2023

Today we had a large group visit us at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was great to have them and we were also pleased to provide afternoon tea for them all! It is essential for group visits to be booked in advance. We can provide catering for group visits, but it is essential for this to be booked in advance. Learn more about group visits here>

The Scotia Crafters were selling local, handmade produce in The Devil’s Porridge Museum all this week. It was great to have them at The Devil’s Porridge Museum! Sunday 3rd September 2023 was their last day in the museum.

Friday 1st September 2023

On this day in 1939, the first wave of evacuation of children, women and infants from towns and citys to rural locations took place. This was on the same day that Germany invaded Poland. Many evacuees were sent to the local area, including Barnardo’s evacuees that were sent to many local stately homes.
You can learn more about evacuees in this area in The Devil’s Porridge Museum and even have a go at packing your own evacuees suitcase on our touchscreen!

Saturday 2nd September 2023

On Satuday’s at The Devil’s Porridge Museum we have gardening club. A huge thank you to Wendy and all the young people who have joined us for this so far. Learn more about this here>

Monday 3rd September 2023

On the 3rd of September 1939 at 11.15am, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain took to the airwaves to annouce that Britian was at war with Germany. This followed an ultimatum given to Hilter to pull his troops out of Poland after Germany invaded Poland, which Germany failed to respond to. You can listen to this annoucement at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

 

Saturday 9th September 2023

We had another large coach visit The Devil’s Porridge Museum today.  It was brilliant to have them. If you would like food or drinks for a group visit it is vital that this is booked in advance. Learn more about this and group visits here>

Our gardening club is also on Saturdays. Learn more here>

Monday 11st September 2023

Today we had not one, but two group visits at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was nice to see them enjoying the museum. Learn more about group visits here>

It was certianly a very busy day today as Monday also marked the return of our term time arts and crafts club for young people. Today they made lovely wee picture frames and it was great to see the young people concentrating on their crafting! A huge thank you to Wendy for this!

Would you like to come along and join our arts and craft club? It’s perfect for 7- 11 year olds. Learn more about this here>

Wednesday 13th September 2023

We were delighted to welcome a school to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was fantastic to have them here. Learn more about school visits here>

Thursday 14th September 2023

It’s been a very busy week for group visits. We had another one today. Learn more about this here>

Saturday 16th September 2023

Our gardening club for young people takes place on Saturdays. We’ve used tomatos, lettace, strawberries and more that have been grown in our garden in our café this year!

Read more about our gardening club here>

Monday 18th September 2023

Today marked the return of our Cordite club for retirees. This week they had a quiz to enjoy. You can read more about Cordite club here> 

A huge thank you to Eleanor and Sheila for making this happen!

Art and crafts club continued today. It was great to see the young people here crafting. This week they made bug houses! Take a look at these in the photos below. Learn more about art and craft club here>

Tuseday 19th September 2023

Tuseday 19th September marked another two group visits for The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It’s always nice to see groups enjoying their visit to the museum. Learn more about group visits here>

Wednesday 20th September 2023

Today marked two more group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. You can learn more about group visits here>

Saturday 23rd September 2023

We had another group visit today. It’s brilliant to have welcomed so many groups to The Devil’s Porridge Museum! You can learn more about group visits here>

Gardening club continued again today. Take a look at some of the tomatos that the gardening club have grown this year below. Read more about gardening club here>

That’s it for our Monthly Roundup! Our next Roundup will be in October. In the meantime keep an eye on our events page and our social media platforms to learn more about what’s coming up at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.  You can also take a look at our previous Roundup here>

See you in October !

Weekly Roundup – 21st – 27th August 2023

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We’re delighted to have the Scotia Crafters with us all this week and we’ve had a few group visits too! The Scotia Crafters will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until Sunday 3rd September 2023. Learn more here> Read more about what’s been this happening this week at The Devil’s Porridge Museum below!

Monday 21st August 2023

After setting up last weekend, the Scotia Crafters are back in The Devil’s Porridg Museum’s education room for this year. It’s great to have them back again! They will be in The Devil’s Porridge Museum until the 3rd September 2023. Read more about this here>

We’ve been sure to include lots of photographs of the Scotia Crafters, beautful homemade crafts and gifts in this Weekly Roundup! Take a look at the first three below.

We also had a group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Brilliant to see them enjoying their visit! It is essential for group visits to book in advance. Learn more about this here>

Tuseday 22nd August 2023

We had another group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today.  Read more about group visits here>

Scotia Crafters continued to sell some fantastic local crafts, products, gifts and more in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Education Room! Read more about this here>

Below are three more photos of the Scotia Crafters lovely handmade gifts and crafts. Be sure to come and see them! The Scotia Crafters will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until 3rd September 2023.

Wednesday 23rd August 2023

On Wednesday we had another group visit. They had the chance to purchase some quality, homemade, local, items from the Scotia Crafters. You can read more about the Scotia Crafters here>

Here are three more photos of the lovely Scotia Crafters exhibition. Visit them at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until 3rd September 2023.

Thursday 24th August 2023

Today we had another  group visit! It’s turning into quite a busy week! Learn more about group visits here>

This group also had chance to treat themselves or someone else with the beautful handmade products being sold by the Scotia Crafters.

Take a look below for three more photos of the Scotia Crafters local homemade crafts and gifts. Remember to visit them, as they will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until the 3rd September 2023.

Friday 25th August 2023

The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s education room continued to play host to the Scotia Crafters. They even sell some delicous homemade sweet treats!

Here are three more photos of the Scotia Crafters beautiful arts and crafts. It’s well worth a visit to them. From beautful knitted gifts, needle felted items, jewellery, local photography, handmade soap and much more there’s a stunning selection of local items for sale. They will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until 3rd September 2023. Learn more here>

Saturday 26th August 2023

Homemade, local, gifts, arts and crafts and more were being sold by the Scotia Crafters in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Education room. If you’ve got anyone’s Birthday coming up this is the perfect place to buy their gift! Come along and see them for yourself until the 3rd September 2023.

Below are a few more photos of the Scotia Crafters exhibition. Learn more about this here>

Sunday 27th August 2023

It was lovely to have the Scotia Crafters with us again today. If you haven’t had chance to pop in and see them this week don’t worry! They will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum until the 3rd September 2023! You can read more about this here>

 

So that’s the end of this week’s Weekly Roundup! As our normal Weekly Roundup person is off next week, we won’t be back with our Weekly Roundup for a wee while. Rest assurred we will be back with a full Monthly Roundup for September 2023! Keep an eye out for that on our social media platforms here>

In the meantime you can read our last Weekly Roundup here> 

 

 

Weekly Roundup – 14th – 20th August 2023.

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It’s been another exciting week at The Devil’s Porridge Museum with creative writing and a Bee Celebration! Read more in our Weekly Roundup below!

Monday 14th August 2023

Today we had a scriptwritting workshop for young people aged 16 – 26 years old with Haltwhistle Films. We had a very interesting workshop with object handling and we even had chance to film draft videos for our upcoming hologram. Take a look at some of the photos of what happened below.

Wednesday 16th August 2023

Wedenesday was a busy day with not one, but two group visits. It was brilliant to have them visiting The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Learn more about group visits here>

 

Saturday 19th August 2023

On Saturday we had a Bee Celebration and we think it went bee-illiantly, even if we do say so ourselves! There was lots of fun activities from honey taste testing, trying on beekeeper suits, beautiful wax art demonstrations, candle making and more! A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with this event and all those who came along.

We got lots of great photos! Have a look below.

 

Some of the people who came along also helped us start to fill a time capsule with letters, drawings and messages for future generations.The capsule is set to be opened in 2050, and the UK is aiming to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by then. Who knows how much life will have changed by the time it gets opened!

Our gardening club was also a hive of activity (I promise that’s the last bee related pun in this Weekly Roundup). You can see some of what they have been growing in the photos below. Learn more about this here>

Sunday 20th August 2023

The Socotia Crafters came to set up in The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. They sell a lovely selection of homemade, local, produce, gifts and arts and crafts. The Socotia Crafters will be at The Devil’s Porrridge Museum until Sunday 3rd September. Come along and treat yourself or someone else! Perhaps you could even make a start on your Christmas shopping while they’re at The Devil’s Porridge Museum (or is that still too soon?).

Thanks for joining us for this week’s Weekly Roundup! Come back again next week to keep up to date with what’s been happening. In the meantime see what’s comming up at the museum by checking out our events page here> You can read last week’s Weekly Roundup here>

We’ll see you again next week!

Weekly Roundup – 7th – 13th August 2023

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It’s time for another Weekly Roundup of all that’s been going on at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. There’s been group visits and mocktails this week! Read more below.

Tuseday 8th August 2023

On Tuseday we had a group visit come to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It’s always nice to see groups enjoying their visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It is essential that group visits book in advance. Learn more here>

Wednesday 9th August 2023

Today we also had a group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was great to have them. You can learn more about group visits here>

Friday 11th August 2023

In the evening, Monica, The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Youth and Communitiy Engagement Officer, headed off to the Xcel Youth Centre in Langholm to offer a mocktail masterclass to the young people there! Brilliant to have her repersenting The Devil’s Porridge Museum!

 

Saturday 12th August 2023

Today we had another group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was brilliant to see them enjoying their visit to the museum! Learn more about group visits here>

It may have been a bit too rainy for gardening club this morning, but all the plants are looking very good and the rain did a very good job of watering them for us! Learn more about gardening club here>

Take a look at some of the flowers they have been growing in the photos below.

 

Thanks to Emily for sharing these three beautful photos of our garden too!

 

 

That marks the end of this week’s Weekly Roundup! Be sure to check in again this time next week to keep up to date with what’s been happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. We still have some events comming up soon, including an exciting Bee Celebration next week! Check out what’s happening on the events page here> 

As always you can read last week’s Weekly Roundup here>

See you next week!

Weekly Roundup – 31st July – 6th August 2023

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It’s time for our first Weekly Roundup in August 2023! This week’s Weekly Roundup is a wee bit shorter than usual, but we’ve got some exciting workshops still to come (including scriptwriting and mocktails). Be sure to check out our events page to learn more! Read more about what’s been happening below.

Saturday 5th July 2023

Our gardening club were once again hard at work! Take a look at some of their hard work in our Dig For Victory Garden in the photos below.

A huge thank you to all the young people who come along to the gardening club and to Wendy! She is a huge help with many activities and more at The Devil’s Porridge Museum including gardening club! Our Dig For Victory Gardern wouldn’t be anywhere near as successful without her!

Gardening club is ideal for children and teenagers aged up to 16 years old. Why not join us? Learn more about our gardening club and how to book your place here>

Sunday 6th August 2023

It was brilliant to have representatives of The Devil’s Porridge Museum at a local Family Funday event held in Annan. Thanks for having us!

 

That’s all for this week’s Weekly Roundup. Be sure to come back again next week to keep up to date with all that is happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. We’ve still got some events coming up at the museum, so be sure to take a look at our events page here> You can take a look back at last week’s Weekly Roundup here>

 

Have you had chance to visit our book box yet? You are welcome to browse the selection of books in our phone box within The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s  opening hours. A £1 donation is required per book. Current UK currancy only please! All funds raised go back into The Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Thank you to Graham for the idea and all his time and hard work on this! Another thank you to anyone who has donated books for the book box so far!

Weekly Roundup – 24th to 30th July 2023

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We may be nearing the end of July, but there’s still a lot happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. This week we’ve had rock art, wax painting and even some mocktails! Thanks go as always to everyone who came along and all those which helped us with this week’s workshops! Read all about it below.

Monday 24th July 2023

Today we had rock painting! It was fantastic to see so many young people join us for this workshop and see all their creativity. Take a look at the photos below.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been volunteering to help us out with all our workshops so far. We always really appricate your help!

Wednesday 26th July 2023

This evening we had a mocktail masterclass at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was brilliant to see how everyone decorated their mocktails!

Thank you to a youth worker from Youth Work D & G for joining us for this event.

Thursday 27th July 2023

On Thursday morning we had a group visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum. It was great to see that they enjoyed themselves! Just a quick reminder it is essential for you to book any group visits and catering for the group in advance. Learn more about group visits to the museum here>

We also had a wax painting workshop for young people in The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Take a look at some of the beautiful artwork, created in workshop in the photos below. If you attended the workshop and have yet to collect your artwork please remember to drop by the museum and pick it up from the front desk! Thanks again to everyone who volunteered to help us with this!

Friday 28th July 2023

The Devil’s Porridge Museum was very busy today with another group visit! Learn more about group visits here>

Saturday 29th July 2023

Our gardening club were busy in the garden today, even if things did get a bit rainy!

You’d be welcome to come along and join our gardening club. Learn more about this here>

 

Thanks for joining us for this week’s Weekly Roundup! Catch up with us again next week to keep up to date with what is happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. In the meantime you can check out what events are coming up at The Devil’s Porridge Museum here> and find our previous Weekly Roundup here>

 

We would love to see your photos of your visit to The Devil’s Porridge Museum or any activities that you came along to at the museum! Tag us on our social media platforms! Find them here>

 

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