Discover the remarkable wartime story of the greatest munitions factory on Earth, HM Factory Gretna and the extraordinary lives of the people who worked there. Through objects and interactive displays, our museum brings to life our secret wartime history.
Our new museum has something for everyone. Discover what life was like for soldiers in the World War One trenches and for the thousands of Munitions Girls who flocked to work at HM Factory Gretna. Find out more about the remarkable lives of Local Lads and Gretna Girls in our interactive touchscreens.
Explore our new World War II exhibition. Find out about local female munitions workers, RAF fighter pilots, Munitions Depot workers and the coming of the Cold War and Scotland’s Nuclear age. See new thematic displays featuring oral testimonies, film footage, period costume and interactive games.
Children will enjoy our hands-on interactives. Don’t forget to stamp your special factory pass as you go around the museum…you’ll receive a reward if you find all the stamps!
Round off your visit by browsing our well-stocked shop or treating yourself to some delicious home baking in our Gretna Girls Café.
And look out for our special World War One fireless locomotive, World War II Anderson Shelter and Dig for Victory Garden outside the Museum