The Devil's Porridge Museum

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.

The Devil’s Porridge Museum commemorates HM Factory Gretna, the largest munitions factory in the world during the First World War and explores the stories of the Solway Military Coast during the Second World War and beyond. The museum uses artefacts, information panels, film and audio, photographs and oral histories to bring the fascinating history of this Border area to life!


  • 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.


Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM


Adults £6.00
Concessions, Over 60s, Children (aged 5-16) £5.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £15.00
School Groups £3.00 (per student, by prior arrangement)

Group bookings by appointment all year