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Mr Straw's House

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Address: 5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England
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+44 1909 482380
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Come and discover a 1920s house captured in time...Step back in time to the...

Come and discover a 1920s house captured in time...Step back in time to the 1920s and find out how a grocer's family lived in this market town. This ordinary semi-detached house, with original interior decorations from 1923, was the home of the Straw family.For 60 years the family threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted.Photographs, letters, Victorian furniture and household objects spanning 100 years can still be seen exactly where their owners left them.As the house is rather cosy, it is essential to book a tour in advance - just give us a call to do so!

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A Remarkable Survival

Not quite a snapshot in time, as it covers quite a part of the early twentieth century, but a fascinating accretion of possessions which reveal a particular life-style in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Andrew G
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Following a recommendation from a friend, my wife and I visited this National Trust property for the first time, despite it being only a 20-minute drive from our home. Because it is small and can only accommodate a few visitors at a time, it is necessary to make a reservation ahead of time. It’s relatively easy to find and there... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not quite a snapshot in time, as it covers quite a part of the early twentieth century, but a fascinating accretion of possessions which reveal a particular life-style in a particular class and in a particular location. From a photographer's point of view (permitted, but no flash of course) there's a wealth of possibilities, but it is frustrating to have... More 

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Thank Andrew G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very interesting few hours at Mr. straws House (English Heritage) in Worksop today. Ample free car parking just across the lane in what use to be Mr. Straw's orchard. This is an good sized old house with three floors and no lifts. The house, built around 1906, has been left as it was since the mid 1950's... More 

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Thank Anthony J
Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Pre bookable National Trust property. Fascinating to visit, a real turn back time experience. The hats which hung on hooks in the hallway when we visited reminded my husband and I of his Grandfather's home forty years ago. The story and link to Worksop add to a picture of history, locally and further afield.

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Thank PaulineL63
Matlock, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is extraordinary. A real-life time capsule, it reflects the life and times of a family from the 1920s onwards. We were in a group of 3 (I don't think they take you in more than a group of 4 and you need to book in advance to get the time you want) and the guides in the various... More 

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Thank HelenFNafplio
Worksop
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This place is so worth a visit. It's like stepping back in time. With a great insight into how this family lived. The house has been preserved in a time capsule where everything has been left exactly as it was at the time. The cupboards are still stocked with various tins and bottles of foods and staples from the time.... More 

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Thank Karen F
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went for one of the limited 'packing up' trips at the end of the season. In small groups we were shown around not just the house but the work which is done 'behind the scenes' in closed season. The staff oozed enthusiasm and energy and left one realising so much more of what has to be done to preserve... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

interesting visit led by a guide but we seemed to be at a shift changeover so there was some confusion over who was doing what and whether we would guide ourselves. Nevertheless, it was still a very good experience and the staff were friendly. The rooms are fascinating and give you an excellent view of how life was in the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Have been wanting to visit Mr Straw's house for some time and so three of us went together. The house is run and maintained by the National Trust. The house remains as the last owner left it! It is full of history and is a bit like the Victoria & Albert museum but on a smaller scale. There are a... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Small groups are given a timed slot each to look around this house which is fascinating. Most of the tour is guided by interesting and knowledgeable guides. There is a tearoom too.

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