The Devil's Porridge Museum

In a nutshell

It's not actually porridge! Learn about the story of HM Factory Gretna ,the greatest munitions factory on earth in World War One.


Stanfield, Annan Road, EASTRIGGS, Dumfries and Galloway DG12 6TF

Contact details

Tel: 01461 700021

Activity type

Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

The Devil's Porridge Museum details...

The Devil’s Porridge Museum tells the story of HM Factory Gretna, the greatest munitions factory on earth in World War One, where the devil’s porridge (or cordite, an explosive) was mixed.

There were 30,000 workers: 12,000 of them were women. Their contribution to the war effort helped women to achieve the vote.

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