School Visits

The Devil’s Porridge Museum is the perfect place for schools, bringing WWI, WWII and local history to life.

All manner of visits can be accommodated and tailored to your needs. In the last year we have facilitated educational visits from local nursery groups, primary and secondary schools, and the University of Glasgow, as well as local Scout and Guide groups.

Typically, trips focus on either WWI or WWII, covering life in the trenches, HM Factory Gretna and the changing roles of women, or life at home in the 1940s, rationing, air raids and evacuees, respectively.

School visits are priced at £3.00 per child, with accompanying teachers and staff free. Pupils are welcome to bring a packed lunch for the visit, with both indoor and outdoor spaces available to use for breaks. Our standard visits run from 10am to 2pm, but timings can be altered to fit with the visiting school’s requirements.

Booking is essential. Please call 01461 700021 or email steven@devilsporridge.org.uk to discuss your requirements or to make a booking.

Educational Resources:

World War One

Gretna Girls Fact sheet Please click here

Memoirs of Gretna Girls 1 Please click here

Memoirs of Gretna Girls 2 Please click here

Memoirs of the Gretna Girls Questions Please click here

Life in the Trenches Please click here

Shell Crisis Please click here

World War One Gap worksheet – Questions Please click here

World War One Gap worksheet – Answers Please click here

World War Two

ARP Warden Please click here

Ration Kitchen DFVG factsheet Please click here

Ration Kitchen DFVG Questions Please click here

RAF Please click here

Women in the Second World War Please click here

The Solway Military Coast Resources

The Solway Military Coast Project highlighted the vital efforts of Border people during the Second World War and beyond.

Introduction to the Solway Military Coast  Please click here

Far From Home Please click here

Gretna Bombing Please click here

This project was kindly funded by:

Our Founders