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The Straws revealed at Mr Straw's house

5 -7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG
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The Straws revealed at Mr Straw's house


The Straws Revealed - Wednesday 15 March, Thursday 8 June and Wednesday 6 September at 11am and 2pm

Exclusive behind the scenes tour The Straws Revealed gives guests to the Edwardian semi-detached an opportunity to discover what is hidden within cupboards and drawers and explore the collection further in the costume store and archives.

The Worksop Walk is on Wednesdays 22 March, 19 April, 24 May, 21 June and 19 July at 10am. 

While the Worksop Walk invites visitors to join in a guided stroll and learn more about the history of Worksop and the Straws, taking in the places the family worked, worshipped and wandered

Tickets for The Straws Revealed are £10 and the Worksop Walk £5 and are available by advance booking (as spaces are limited) on 01909 482380 and online at (from the end of March).

Worksop Walkers can complement their stroll with a tour of Mr Straw’s House by advance booking on 01909 482380.

Mr Straw’s 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 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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