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Monthly Roundup – 20th November – 17th December 2023

By December 20th, 2023No Comments
A collage of three photos. Two of the museum's cordite club and one of a Christmas tree inside The Devil's Porridge Museum. It features some text which reads "Monthly Roundup. 20th November 2023 - 17th December 2023."

It’s time for our last Monthly Roundup of 2023! Read more to catch up with what’s been going on at The Devil’s Porridge Museum in our Monthly Roundup 20th November – 17th December 2023.

Monday 20th November

Arts and Crafts club were back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. It was brilliant to see the young people there being so creative! Read more about Arts and Crafts club here>

Monday 27th November

Fantastic to have Cordite Club back in The Devil’s Porridge Museum today. Learn more about cordite club here>

We were delighted to welcome our local nursery, Eastriggs and Dornock Early Years to sing some songs our cordite club. We particularly enjoyed ‘Ye Cannea Shove Yer Granny Aff A Bus’. A huge thank you to them all for joining us and their beautiful singing. Below are some photos of this.

Later we also had arts and crafts club for young people at The Devil’s Porridge Museum.  Read more about Arts and Crafts club here>

Thursday 30th November 

Today we had a talk given by Bruce Keith where he presented his book ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ which was very interesting. A huge thank you to him for doing this. You can read more about this event here>

Another thank you to everyone who joined us for this.

A purple rectangle shaped book with the title "Are we nearly there yet?" The Devil's Porridge Museum's Café can be seen in the background.

Saturday 2nd December.

Today it snowed (just a wee bit) and The Devil’s Porridge Museum remained open as usual. Below are some beautiful snowy photos taken by Museum Assistant, Emily. A thank you to her for sharing these photos with us.

Monday 4th December

It was our last Cordite Club of 2023 today. This meant that everything was very festive from raffle prizes to room decorations and there were even Christmas crackers! They had lovely music for played for them. Father Christmas himself popped by to check out if the members of our Cordite Club had been naughty or nice! He did have some presents to give out too! Below are some photos of this.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with Cordite Club this year. A special mention goes to Eleanor and Shelia who always spend a lot of time and care organising each session of Cordite Club!

Learn more about Cordite Club here>

Arts and Crafts Club was on again today. They did some colouring in today! Read more about Arts and Crafts club here>

Wednesday 6th December

Instead of giving each other Christmas cards  in the museum each year we hang tags with Christmas wishes on a Christmas tree and collect donations. Museum trustee, Eleanor has also made her own knitted snowmen and Christmas puddings, which have been sold in the museum. This year both of these things raised a total of £60 that we were decided to give to Eastriggs and Dornock Early Years. We were delighted to do this today and it was wonderful to be treated to some lovely songs while we were there! Thank you to them for singing to us.

Thursday 7th December

Today we were pleased to welcome another school to The Devil’s Porridge Museum today.  Read more about school visits here>

This year the 7th December is Christmas jumper day. As it’s our last week before The Devil’s Porridge Museum closes for Christmas, our team have been wearing their Christmas jumpers all week!

Monday 11th December

The Devil’s Porridge Museum and the museum’s café is now closed for the festive season to give our volunteers a well earned break! We will be re-opening on Monday 8th January 2024.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year!

We were also proud to have a visit from a local nursery today. Thanks to them for coming!

The last arts and crafts club of the year also happened today. It was brilliant to have the young people joining us for this for some festive crafts. Below are some photos of what they made this week.

Thursday 13th December

Today The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Youth and Community Engagement Officer went to a local school with some objects to talk to some of the pupils there.

Friday 15th December

Time for our annual Children’s Christmas Party! It was fantastic to see the young people their enjoying themselves. Photos of this event have now been added below!

And that’s it! Our last Monthly Roundup of 2023! As always you can check out last month’s Monthly Roundup here and keep up to date with everything that’s happening at The Devil’s Porridge Museum on social media.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who celebrates a very merry festive season and a Happy New Year! The Devil’s Porridge Museum will be open again on Monday 8th January 2024 and we’ll see you in January for our next Monthly Roundup. In the meantime stay safe and enjoy yourself!



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