Family fun over Easter results in national award nomination for Devils Porridge Museum

Devils Porridge Museum award

As the dust settles on a whirl wind Easter holidays at The Devil’s Porridge Museum, at Eastriggs near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway all involved agree that it was a great success.

Museum Manager Judith Hewitt said she was “delighted at the number of young people visiting the museum over the school holidays and taking part not just in our activities, all of which were every well attended, but also the Easter egg hunt around the museum”.
The museums fun and family centred approach is clearly popular as they have had multiply nominations for the Family friendly museum award administered by the charity Kids in Museums. Steve Bogle, one of the Access and Learning Officers at the museum explained “we have recently signed up to the Kid’s in Museums manifesto, as a pledge to continue to place children and young people at the heart of what we do at the museum, so to also receive a nomination for their annual award is fantastic”.

The museum is now looking ahead to an exciting summer of activities and clubs to come!

The Museum gives visitors the chance to discover the remarkable story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth and the extraordinary lives of the Munitions Girls who helped to win the war. Click HEREto visit the museum website

Admission Prices. Adults -£6.00 Concessions (Over 60’s and Children 5-16) – £5.00 Under 5 FREE Family (2 Adults +3 Children) – £15.00 We have a private car park with coach parking facilities. We are wheelchair friendly with a level access and have a lift to the mezzanine floor (WW2). We have toilet facilities, including Disabled toilets. We have a cafe offering cold snacks including sandwiches, soup and tray bakes, hot and cold drinks and ice cream. Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group SCIO. Scottish Charity Number SC031616.

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