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Mr Straw's House

5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England
+44 1909 482380
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The House that Time Forgot

Untouched since the early 1900's this is a time capsule managed by the National Trust. A prosperous... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mr Straw's House

I had been meaning to visit Mr Straw's House for some time. I was not disappointed by the visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clive M
Nottingham, 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 2 days 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had been meaning to visit Mr Straw's House for some time. I was not disappointed by the visit. Booking a timed entry is essential as we saw some people turning up without booking who had to wait some time until there was a space....More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful attraction showing how one family lived from the 1920s with all original furniture, pictures, ornaments and belongings being kept as they were when the family used them. The visit is guided at 15 minute intervals which have to be pre booked....More

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful well kept property with loads of history and lovely stories of the house and family. The tour guides which are all volunteers are excellent in the houses history, good size car park across the road and it's advisable to ring and book a slot...More

Thank lancashir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have waited a number of years to get to see this old Victorian house. It did not disappoint.the staff and volunteers were fantastic. You do need to book a slot. It is a NT house. I loved seeing how these two gentlemen lived and...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a remarkable place to visit, we were fascinated with how it has been kept after all these years, it truly feels like you have gone back in time, even the calendar has been left on a certain date. I wouldn't advise taking young...More

Thank ricardo6677
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided tour by National Trust, well informed staff. Park in the orchard opposite the house where there is a small picnic area. Very small coffee shop and gift shop at reception where you will meet your guide. Fruit trees are in the gardens and you...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Book by appointment and you will have a truely fascinating two or three hours looking at this time capsule. The beauty of this place is the quality of the period contents and still has the signs of the occupents dailly life. The house hasn't been...More

Thank KingstoneKid
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This NT property needs to be booked in advance but we had no problem getting the day we wanted even though it was late in the day slots. Think this is a real gem of a building and found it amazing that the last survivor...More

Thank Toheem
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This house has been preserved to enable visitors to have a look at the past. The rooms a and decorations are as they were and the items from the families grocery business are interesting. Makes you aware of our throw away society.

Thank peppa072
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Louise H
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Yes as long as you don't use a flash.