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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements or to make a booking.
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
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