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“Interesting and unique place”
Review of Mr Straw's House

Mr Straw's House
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Worksop
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come and discover a 1920s house captured in time...Step back in time to the 1920s and find out how a grocer's family lived in this market town. This ordinary semi-detached house, with original interior decorations from 1923, was the home of the Straw family.For 60 years the family threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted.Photographs, letters, Victorian furniture and household objects spanning 100 years can still be seen exactly where their owners left them.As the house is rather cosy, it is essential to book a tour in advance - just give us a call to do so!
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting and unique place”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a special one off place to visit. Entry is by timed ticket due to the size of the house so you have to ring first. I found it fascinating to look round just as it was left by it's two occupants who never threw anything away. There were just 4 of us (2 couples) looking round so you are able to take your time and ask questions. So much more interesting than a regular museum as it is real and very atmospheric. We plan to return with our children who I think are old enough now (8 &12) to find it interesting and educational. Parking and picnic space opposite the house.

Visited June 2012
Thank Sara H
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English first
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A true insight into life in the 1930s”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Left by two brothers who kept their home in a time warp after their parents deaths in the 1930s, this is a real home decorated in true 30s style. From the tins and boxes in the cupboards, to the decoration, furniture and structure. Just perfect to see a real home frozen in this period.

Thank Fiona M
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Blast from the Past”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

First the bad; This is a 2up 2 down with rather steep stairs.
Now the good; A trip down yesteryear, just as it was when built.
Everything left as if it's owner was due back at any moment.
I recognised stuff from my chilhood - dads bootblack, collar studs ...
Little self serve tea area.
By prior appointment only due to it's size and it's a guided tour.
A Nat Trust Property.
Parking across the road.

Visited August 2012
Thank No1silversurfer
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting view into the past”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

It is amazing how these brothers kept everything - a reminder of how life after the war was when we ewre not such a wasteful society.

Visited July 2012
Thank Piers G
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely place, fascinating”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

It won't take you all day but you should allow a couple of hours. Bring a picnic and enjoy it in the garden. A marvellous insight into the life of these 2 bachelors and in this vicar's opinion much better than any stately home. Only downside is you are not free to wander round at your leisure but with guides on each floor, who while they are delightfully informative on the occasion we visited were not the best with small children (a little too used to talking to grown ups) Amazing place with a great atmosphere well worth a visit, don't forget to pop into Worksop and call at the Priory or to the nearby village of Blyth with its great pubs. Clumber park near bu is worth a visit too and it's National Trust.

Thank vicaronvacation
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