What you can see on your visit to The Devils Porridge Museum

The Ground Floor galleries focus on World War One and include:

A trench display with a look at the experiences of soldiers in the War

An exploration of the Quintinshill Rail Disaster (the worst disaster in British railway history)

State Management of Alcohol display

HM Factory Gretna display: including its building, processes and workers

Life in the townships: find out how 30,000 workers were housed, fed and cared for including a look at the Social and Recreational Department

The Women’s Police Service at HM Factory display

Our First Floor displays continue the story of conflict in our region by looking at World War Two and the Cold War.  Displays include:

Evacuees experiences in Dumfries and Galloway

The Wartime Home including a reconstructed 1940s house

The bombing of Gretna in 1941

RAF Annan

Landgirls and Broom Lassies (munitions workers from ICI Powfoot in World War Two)

A research table with documents and further information

Demobilisation and the post War world

Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station

 

We have a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year so there is always something new to see.

Take a look inside the Devils Porridge Museum with our Virtual Reality Tour.