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Mr Straw's House

5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG
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Mr Straw's House

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.

2018 Opening times:

We are open from 28th Feb – 4th November Tuesday - Saturday. Closed Good Friday. Access to the property is by pre-booked tickets only please call 01909 482380 to arrange your booking. Tours are start at 11am with the last tour at 4pm.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ADULT PRICE£7.80
CHILD PRICE£3.90
FAMILY PRICE£19.50

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

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Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - subtitled video
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - braille guide
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Max group size - 10
  • Min group size - 1
  • Picnic Site
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - free parking

Opening Times

Mr Straw's House (28 Feb 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Saturday11:00 - 17:00*
SundayClosed*

* Admission is strictly by pre-booked tour only - contact 01909 482380 to book.
Tours are start at 11am with the last tour at 4pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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