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Mr Straw's House

5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG

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Mr Straw's House, Nottingham

About

Ordinary house, extraordinary home

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 threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted today.

Treasured possessions and ordinary domestic items can still be seen exactly where their owners left them in number 7, while number 5 provides space for displaying objects normally hidden inside drawers and cupboards.

Outside, the lovingly tended garden and orchard includes a greenhouse housing Walter Straw's cacti collection and various fruit trees once used by the family to make preserves and other recipes.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ADULT PRICE£8.00
CHILD PRICE£4.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Facilities

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  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print and braille guides available.
  • Groups Accepted - Maximum group size of 4
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Max group size - 4

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - free parking

Opening Times

Mr Straw's House (2 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed*
Thursday - Friday09:00 - 15:00*
Saturday - SundayClosed*

* Admission is by pre-booked timed self-led tours. Visits are in small groups of four people only to help with the conservation work at the property - contact 0344 249 1895 to book.
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Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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