Head Down to an Award-Winning Museum!
It’s 5 stars all round for The Devil’s Porridge Museum in Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway. The award-winning museum has retained its 5 Star rating from Visit Scotland for the fourth year in a row. The Museum was also awarded a prestigious Travellers Choice Award from Tripadvisor meaning it is in the top 10% of attractions on that site.
Recent online reviews have been excellent with the Museum being described as ‘a hidden gem’ while another visitor commented “We were impressed by the friendly staff and the very thorough Covid measures they had in place.”
It has been a busy summer at The Devil’s Porridge Museum with online bookings, group and coach party visits. “We’ve been running a successful series of online talks during the pandemic” explained Judith Hewitt, Museum Manager, “and they are all now available via our youtube channel.”
The Museum has a changing exhibitions program giving visitors a reason to visit and visit again. The current exhibition focuses on Dorothee Pullinger, a pioneering female engineer who worked in munitions in World War One and then established Car Factory in Tongland in 1919. Here they made the Galloway Car – a car advertised as being ‘made by ladies for ladies’! “Our next exhibition will open in October” continued Judith “and look at our ongoing Miracle Workers Research Project to discover as much as possible about the 30,000 workers of HM Factory Gretna in World War One. So far we’ve got just over a thousand confirmed names including women’s footballers, women police officers and the inventor of Vegemite to name but a few!”
With a refurbished café and an offer to pay once and return for free for the entire year (if you Gift Aid your ticket) this really is the perfect time to discover the amazing history on your doorstep!