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Mr Straw's House

5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England
+44 1909 482380
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Working at the Mill

We knew the mill was in a deep river valley but were surprised to find that we could only access... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bjchampness
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Step back to grandparent's days

Unique house untouched by modernity. We found this highly memorable with household items that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katieclem46
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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
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+44 1909 482380
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We knew the mill was in a deep river valley but were surprised to find that we could only access the site on foot. Even invalids were forced to descend into the valley from the car park on foot. We visited on a day that...More

Thank bjchampness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique house untouched by modernity. We found this highly memorable with household items that jolted our memories. One family's lifetime in the early 20th century, preserved by their eccentricity for our benefit. Carefully guided through one house and then into the one next door for...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to visit homes locked in time like this one. Barely anything changed since early in the 1930s. The guided tour through the house is very interesting, 3 floors of the way the family lived. It amazed me that the 2 brothers still did...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday morning this is a national trust property a a lot smaller than the other national trust properties that I have been to. The price was £7.00 to get in a little expensive I thought but this place is very interesting....More

Thank blondie079
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a member of the National Trust I had read about the house and thought it was just an ordinary semi. How wrong I was. The friendly and informative staff brought the house alive and with a maximum tour size of just four you really...More

Thank lesley330
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely house on Friday 28th of April 2017 and found it most interesting. You enter into number 5 to the reception desk gift shop and tea room, upstairs is a museum of the straws shop and the history of the family business....More

Thank Bejay G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I am related by marriage to the Straws, and love this museum! The story it tells is not soon forgotten. Worth the trip from anywhere.

Thank lcbs
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It was like peeping into the very private life of a family of the time. It could have felt wrong, but somehow the caring atmosphere of the place wrapped itself round us, as if the Straw's approved of visitors admiring their house. A brilliant place...More

Thank GlutenfreeJJ
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This National Trust property is worth seeing. You need to book as only small numbers can be taken together. Staff were knowledgeable and welcoming. There is a garden and some preserves and other items for sale. We were four life members visiting. I was asked...More

Thank worrab69
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit when you enter the house you step so far back in time .The two brothers that lived there didn't change anything from when they lived there with their parents who both past away many years ago. A perfect time capsule.

Thank Ray8035
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