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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

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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Looking into the past

An interesting view of living many years ago. It was fascinating to see the grocery items my grandparents used and recognising the old packaging

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottinghamshire, England
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Nottinghamshire, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting view of living many years ago. It was fascinating to see the grocery items my grandparents used and recognising the old packaging

Thank fpg
Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating step back in time. Knowledgeable staff...nothing too much trouble. Interesting to see National Trust staff working on recording and preservation. Easy parking in the orchard opposite.

Thank Jean H
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step back in time to see a house with furniture, clothes and fitting as they were when the last member of the family left.

Thank David L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented. guides very helpful. lots of information around. also good second hand book section. Glad we went.

Thank littlew00d2016
Retford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excellent National Trust tourist attraction is well worth a visit.. If you are in any way finding difficulty with climbing stairs, however, I suggest that it is not the place for you. But the experience is extraordinary. You are immersed in the life of these two brothers and all the authentic objects that dominated their lives still in place... More 

Thank davidharrylarder
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thus is the second time my wife and I have visited Mr Straws house. Step back in time to the 1920s and discover how a grocer's family lived in a Midlands market town through their furnishings and household objects. The modest semi-detached house at number 7, Blyth Grove has remained virtually unchanged since the Straws moved here in 1923. For over 60 years they... More 

Thank Richard H
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

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 

Thank Richard_Harpum
Worcester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

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 

Thank Andrew G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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 

Thank Anthony J
Worksop, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank PaulineL63

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