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Mr Straw's House

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

What an amazing little place, was fascinating to see the stuff just left there as if they'd just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa D
Olton, null, United Kingdom
via mobile

Lovely visit with our NT membership. Ample free car parking opposite the house and lovely friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zoe M
Chesterfield, 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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“guided tour” (18 reviews)
5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England
+44 1909 482380
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guided tour round Mr Straw's house, which was very informative. He actually owned 2 adjacent semi-detached houses. He rented the second one to tenants. Tours have to be booked in groups of 4, so you get chance to see in each room...More

Thank Lynda N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the house you could feel the atmosphere in the house was just how the brothers had left it. The guide was very informative very interesting

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing story behind the history of the house. All the objects are really interesting and some are very poignant. Great that William in particular just froze the house in time.Easy parking, cafe on site. Not easy for anyone with decreased mobility. Definitely a step back...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful snap shot of a time gone by, this is great for reminiscing or showing children how people used to live. Knowledgeable, friendly tour guides. Must book to view the property in a group as its size doesn't allow for people to wander around.

Thank Ann Marie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most fascinating of places I've been to in a long time. This house has not been decorated or changed since 1923. All the family's possessions are in the house and in situ which is absolutely fascinating. Much of what you will see,...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Untouched since the early 1900's this is a time capsule managed by the National Trust. A prosperous Worksop merchants home with everything left just as it was at the time of Mr Straw's death, clothing, furniture, pictures, bills and accounts. The lot. Well worth a...More

Thank I5275FRdavidb
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