The Devil’s Porridge Museum

The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway
A Brit Visited: Saturday 12 May 2018
During the First World War, there was a shortage of munitions.
The government of the day, to solve the shortage, commissioned what became the largest munitions factory in the world.
A factory was built over an area that was nine miles long and three miles wide, complete with 30,000 people. The factory was used to make RDB Cordite, a very dangerous process. The mixture was known as the Devil’s Porridge.
The museum, newly built and opened in 2015, shows how the mostly female workers risked their lives to produce the munition for the military. Well laid out with plenty of information and pictures, aimed at all ages of visitor.
I hadn’t heard this story before and it was an interesting hour or so discovering something new.
There is a small shop and cafe, with a free car park with space to park and manoeuvre a motor-home.
The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs DG12 6TF

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