Mr Straw’s House reopens

by | 3 March 2018 | Community Event, Heritage, Local Charity, Worksop

As the winter light chases towards the spring, Mr Straw’s House prepares to reopen and welcome visitors back for the new season. Mr Straw’s House is unique. A house crammed to the rafters with everyday objects. A walk back in time; which nods to the nostalgia only felt by a step into the more recent past. Due to demand, the attraction will be opening earlier this year, so there is even more chance to organise your visit with.

With a brand-new exhibition; Florence: Women and a Changing Society, the house welcomes back visitors with new objects on display exploring the link between the Straw family, Florence and the role women played in a changing society. Step back in time with a visit to Mr Straw’s House, learn more about the life of Florence Straw and her impact on this family home. Take a break in the Conservation Studio, and chat with the house team about how they care for over 30,000 everyday objects. Join them for a walk on one of the Worksop Walks which run the third Wednesday of each month, and when it gets a little brighter join them for a series of family activities throughout the year in the school holidays. This season also sees a display celebrating the 25th anniversary of the National Trust caring for this unique gem. Lecture afternoon teas will be running for the first time this year, so keep your eyes peeled for further information.

There is always something new to discover, so whether you’ve been before, or you’ve always wanted to the team look forward to welcoming you. The property reopens for visitors on Thursday 1st March. As Mr Straw’s House is very small it is essential to book your visit in advance by calling 01909 482380 or email mrstrawshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk.