The Devil's Porridge Museum tells the story of munition workers in WWI.
The towns of Eastriggs and Gretna were built to house the 30,000 men and women who worked at HM Factory Gretna producing Cordite propellant.
The museum gets its name from the nickname of Cordite, coined by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
"We're hoping that we're going to have interactive displays that the will who will come along will love, the children will have a trail to follow, they'll be inspired by it.
I think it's important that we tell future generations about our heritage."
More top news
Raising the minimum wage and an anti-austerity plan for investment in public services are some of the promises outlined in the document.
Around 13,500 people visited art studios across Dumfries and Galloway for the 15th Spring Fling festival.
Scott Brash has won the Global Champions League showjumping series in Hamburg, adding to a prize pot of over €65,000.