Mr Straw’s House, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

On the outside, Mr Straw’s House looks rather like any other modest semi-detached house on a quiet suburban street in Worksop; however, this one is owned by the National Trust, which tells you something. Behind the doors of the red brick Edwardian house at 7 Blyth Grove is a perfectly preserved 1920’s world, once the home of a grocers family, with over 30,000 of their possessions left exactly as they were.

Walk through the rooms and see them as they are, as they have been for over a century, an untouched story of past lives and a fascinating perspective of social history of the early 20th century. Then go out into the garden at the back of the house where there’s an orchard with fruit trees, a vegetable plot, and a greenhouse with Walter Straw’s cacti collection. It was a thing back then, cacti collecting.

The house next door is now a tea room and an extension of Mr Straw’s House, with displays of everyday items that are usually hidden away in cupboards and drawers. The house is only open on certain days from March to October, so remember to check the website before you go.

T: 01909 482380

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