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Mr Straw's House

5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England
+44 1909 482380
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A journey back in time

Enjoyed going back in time to discover how the family used to live. Amazing amount of items to view... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
A delightful property

Mr Straw's House is very much a work in progress, and is a fascinating insight into a bygone age... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
steven w
Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England
+44 1909 482380
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed going back in time to discover how the family used to live. Amazing amount of items to view and the staff are so knowledgable when questions asked. Timed visits used, ample allocated parking opposite the house. Enjoyed the photo album supplied whilst waiting to...More

Thank CharityGirl2460
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Mr Straw's House is very much a work in progress, and is a fascinating insight into a bygone age. You need to book in advance as it is popular and the tours are timed. When the latest round of preservation work is finished it will...More

Thank steven w
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A completely unique place!,as though you been transport to a bygone age evoking memories at every turn, you need to book a viewing because of the nature of the building after all your exploring a family home.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I recently took my 89 year old grandad here, who is sadly getting a bit forgetful etc. It was a really nice day out and he enjoyed it (although I do think he wondered what all the fuss was about..."it's just a house full of...More

Thank Mooeuk
Reviewed 25 October 2017

So different from a NT stately home - the Straw's were prosperous grocers, with the house frozen in the period 1900-1939. Small group (4) guided tours only, very efficient and with each guide bringing the house to life in a slightly different way.

1  Thank GrahamK4
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent small museum that is basically a borders house from 1927 so nothing has changed. Need to book in advance as only 4 people can look around at each time slot. Each are have people telling the family history. Parking is free opposite.

Thank tiarasparkle
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing little place, was fascinating to see the stuff just left there as if they'd just popped out. Guides were great too. Loved it.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit with our NT membership. Ample free car parking opposite the house and lovely friendly welcome. The tour guides were great and nice to be able to wonder round some of the house unaccompanied. Set in time, hard to believe it was occupied until...More

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve been meaning to visit for some time now, so I’m pleased we’ve now been able to experience this for ourselves. Online, it states there are no toilets on site, but rest assured there are. Parking is just across the road. Visits are booked in...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Last Wednesday we went and visited Mr Straww's House. We rung to book a place on the tours. The person answering the phone was very helpful and managed to fit us in that afternoon. When we arrived we were met by National Trust Staff who...More

Thank janeweekes1
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