Skip to main content

Monthly Roundup – 25th September – 22nd October 2023

By November 8th, 2023No Comments
A collage of three photos representing the museum's cordite club of retirees, the thistle awards and The Solway Hoard Exhibition. Text on this reads "Monthly Roundup 25th September to 22nd October 2023."

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>




Translate »