National Trust reopens Mr Straw’s House after winter conservation clean

by | 3 March 2023 | Community facility, Heritage, Worksop

Following its annual winter conservation clean, Mr Straw’s House will reopen to the public from Thursday 2nd March.

Most National Trust properties inspire thoughts of historic mansions, wealth and grandeur. However, tucked away in a private cul-de-sac in Worksop you’ll find Mr Straw’s House; the National Trust’s first small domestic property, acquired in 1990.

Mr Straw’s House is a preserved 1920s period home of a grocer’s family, virtually unchanged since the Straws moved there in 1923.

A true step back in time, visit and discover more about the family who refused to modernise. Visitors can spend time in the display rooms, hear stories of the family and get a glimpse of some of the collection usually hidden away in drawers and cupboards. There is also the opportunity to chat with the Collections and House team about how they care for over 30,000 treasured possessions and ordinary domestic items that can still be seen exactly where their owners left them.

The house is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 2nd March to 27th October, from 9.00am to 3.00pm. 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. Please book through the Mr Straw’s House website. Admission: Adults £8.00, Children £4.00, National Trust members free. Car parking is available in the orchard opposite the house.