Days Out | Mr Straw’s House

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I’ve been wanting to visit Mr Straw’s house for such a long time and I’m so pleased I finally got the chance to go!

If you haven’t already heard of Mr Straw’s House, it’s a National Trust owned property in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.Β From the outside the house looks like an ordinary house, but on the inside it’s a very different story!

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When you enter the house you step back in time to the 1920’s, which is when the Straw family moved in. In their time in the house, the Straw family barely changed anything at all. I absolutely love things like this and find it fascinating seeing how people used to live.

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You may think I’m crazy for taking the kids somewhere like this, where they aren’t allowed to touch things or run around. I know it isn’t exactly child friendly but Max is particular is really interested in this sort of thing at the moment. He loves looking around old houses, castles and halls. He’s so nosey (I have no idea where he gets that from!) so he was loving the idea of looking around someone else’s house, haha!

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During their 60 years in the house, the Straw family kept pretty much everything so the house is full of newpapers, letters, boxes, empty packaging etc. There is even an original Edison lightbulb in there!

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When you get to the top of the house, there is a door through to the house next door which is where the Straw family exhibition is located.

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We had a fab time at Mr Straw’s house and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone that has an interest in history. For more information and for opening times please visit the National Trust website. Please note that you must call to book in on a tour beforehand.

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Thanks for reading.


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49 Comments

  1. August 20, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Wow that looks fantastic. I’m looking into joining national trust has there’s some fl great places to visit …Mr straws house looks like a fascinating placeand I’m sure William would be has intrigued as Max .
    Thankyou for sharing hun

    • Emma
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      August 22, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ It’s a great place x

  2. August 20, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Those tiles around the fireplace are just amazing!!

    • Emma
      Author
      August 22, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Gorgeous aren’t they x

  3. August 20, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    This looks great! What a clever idea. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Emma
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  4. August 20, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Oh wow, this looks brilliant. We used to have NT membership when we were students as they had a fab deal for under 25’s, we let it lapse sadly but I’m thinking of getting a family pass next year as there are so many brilliant venues around, each with something different to offer. #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 21, 2016 / 10:02 am

      We have NT membership, such great value for money x

  5. August 20, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    We’re in Nottinghamshire and visit Clumber park in Worksop quite a bit but have never been to Mr Straw’s house. I’m delighted you’ve given us a tour. There’s so much more to it than I imagined. I’ll have to add it to my visit list. We are in the NT so we try and make the most of all the places we can go. Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 21, 2016 / 10:00 am

      We have NT membership too, we’ve done this, Clumber and Hardwick so far, need to venture out a bit further x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Oh and Nostell Priory near Wakefield x

  6. August 20, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    That looks so cool! I wish we had stuff like that up here, just the usual castles #kcacols

    • Emma
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      August 21, 2016 / 9:58 am

      It’s a really interesting place x

  7. August 21, 2016 / 7:41 am

    The photos are great, looks so well preserved so must have given you a real feel for the 1920’s. You must have very well behaved children! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 21, 2016 / 9:48 am

      They aren’t usually well behaved haha! x

  8. August 21, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    I’ve never heard of this property before – how fascinating! Love this sort of thing #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 21, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      It’s a bit of a hidden gem x

    • Emma
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      August 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      It was really interesting πŸ™‚

  9. August 21, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Wow I’ve never heard of that before but it looks great! Awesome pics x #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you x

  10. August 21, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    That’s amazing – I think kids often love things like that because it just seems so alien to them. Totally fascinating , thanks for sharing #kcacols

    • Emma
      Author
      August 21, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ x

  11. August 21, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Looks great. So much history and it’s amazing it’s been kept so well too! #kcacols

    • Emma
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      August 22, 2016 / 9:22 am

      It’s amazing that it’s stayed like that for so many years, it’s fascinating x

  12. August 21, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Love this! And it’s totally something I would take kids to, great lesson in history for them. #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 22, 2016 / 9:21 am

      It’s a fab place x

  13. August 22, 2016 / 9:36 am

    That is soooo interesting. Such a different outing especially for the kids. Glad Max thoroughly enjoyed πŸ™‚

    • Emma
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      August 22, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      It was really interesting πŸ™‚ We all really enjoyed it x

  14. August 22, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    what a fab day out! im loving that crochet blanket on the bed!! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 22, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      I think that was my favourite thing in the house! x

  15. August 22, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    This is lovely! Such an interesting adventure! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 22, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      It was lots of fun x

  16. August 23, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Oh wow! How interesting….I haven’t heard of this house before. It sounds like a great day out x

    • Emma
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      August 24, 2016 / 8:11 am

      It’s so interesting x

  17. August 23, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    What an awesome house! I would love to have a nosey around in there. Your photos make it look AMAZING! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 24, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  18. August 23, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Fantastic I love time warp places like this! Love the pics thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 24, 2016 / 8:07 am

      So interesting isn’t it x

  19. August 23, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    How fascinating! Love all the photos! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 24, 2016 / 8:01 am

      Thank you for reading x

  20. August 24, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    It looks like my type of place to visit. Lovely day out for the kids. #BloggerClubUK

    • Emma
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      August 26, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      It’s so interesting x

  21. August 24, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Wow, how amazing that it has all just been preserved in time!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

    • Emma
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      August 26, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks for reading x

  22. August 25, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Oh wow, that looks fascinating! I would love to go and have a nose round somewhere like that! x #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 26, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      It’s really interesting x

  23. August 27, 2016 / 2:00 am

    I think it looks really cool both on the inside and out! These pictures are quite neat thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 29, 2016 / 8:34 am

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ x