Devil's Porridge Museum

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Stansfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs
DG12 6TF

The Devil's Porridge Exhibition was founded in 1997 and tells the story of the greatest munitions factory on earth. 9 miles long and 2 miles wide HM Factory Gretna employed 30,000 people during the First World War, most of them women, and by 1917 produced 1100 tons of cordite every week. The museum also tells visitors about the Quintinshill Rail disaster and life in the area during WWII. We have a cafe and small shop on offer too.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm Last entry 45 minutes prior to closing.


Adults: £5.00 Concessions (Over 60 and children 5-16): £4.00 Children under 5: Free Families (2 adults and up to 3 children): £12.50

Travel directions:

Easily accessible by car, situated just off the A75. Nearest train stations are Annan and Gretna.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Auditorium
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Education facilities available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Conference facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Studio/working space available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Cafeteria
  • Parking for coaches
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Study facilities


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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