LOVERS of a popular Cumbrian museum have been getting in touch to say what they love most about the attraction.

Devil’s Porridge Museum, halfway between Gretna and Annan in Eastriggs, had asked fans to share their stories as part of International Museums Day on Monday (May 18).

“We were keen to take part and share some good news stories” said Judith Hewitt, museum manager.

“It is a difficult time for many of us at the moment and for visitor attractions such as ours, the future is uncertain. This was a great time to remind people of the work we do and what a source of pleasure museums can be.”

As part of the international celebration, Museums Galleries Scotland organised a day to celebrate the best that Scottish Museums have to offer in their ‘Museums Spark Joy’ campaign. Throughout the day, photographs and contributions from the public were shared across the museum’s social media.

“Some of these were really touching and it was great to hear what people love about the museum and how much they’re looking forward to us reopening when the time is right,” continued Judith.

Comments were shared on the day by those who hold the museum close to their hearts. Mary, an Eastriggs resident commented: “The museum is an asset to Eastriggs and has brought many engaging opportunities to Eastriggs and the surrounding areas.

“It makes me feel very proud to say I am from Eastriggs as it educates and inspires all visitors who have the chance to visit the museum. All the staff are so welcoming and friendly.”

Kate, a friend of The Devil’s Porridge Museum, said: “My husband and myself had never heard of the museum, we found the information in a hotel we were staying in.

“We both discovered history we had never heard of before, we found it fascinating and enjoyed the way everything was set out.”