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The Devil's Porridge Museum, Eastriggs
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A very interesting museum to visit the scale of the works was frankly unbelievable. The visit started with a short introduction by one of the excellent volunteer guides before you are free to make you... read more »
We had heard bits of the story around HM factory Gretna but certainly didn't know the whole story. The factory made explosives and shells during World War one. The village/town of Eastriggs was built ... read more »
Excellent visual display high lighting a little known part of WW1 history. This insight into the lives and bravery of the people making the munitions is a real eye opener. The whole process was danger... read more »
The museum and visitors centre has been open since August 2014. It tells the story of HM Factory Gretna – The largest munitions factory of its type built in the First World War. Using interactive displays and artifacts it is a great place for visitors wanting to know more about what happened and the casual visitor will find it interesting. There is much to keep younger visitors engaged - there is a café and small shop and the staff are very helpful.
Brand new visitor centre hosting interactive displays to keep kids entertained but plenty of interest for adults wanting to learn about what was apparently the largest factory in Europe. Sets the whole operation in its historical context. Note that location on Google maps is currently (9/8/14) incorrect as it has just moved into new building. Check website. Staff very friendly and helpful with disabled visitors.
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