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. From the outside the house looks like an ordinary house, but on the inside it’s a very different story!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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