Mr Straw’s House

Type:National Trust Property

Endcliffe Villa, Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG

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Most National Trust properties inspire thoughts of historic mansions, wealth and grandeur. However, tucked away in a private cul-de-sac in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, you’ll find Mr Straw’s House; the National Trust’s first small domestic property, acquired in 1990.
William Straw moved to Worksop in 1886, to work for his brother Benjamin at his grocers. He later bought the shop and set up on his own. A decade later, aged 32, William married Florence and they had three sons: William Jr, Walter and David, who died in infancy. In 1923, the family moved from the flat above the shop to fashionable Blyth Grove. Florence chose wallpaper, carpets and furniture of the time and filled the house with ornaments and elegant glassware. Sadly, William Straw Sr died suddenly in 1932 and from that day, little changed in the house. After the passing of Florence, neither son saw the need for any modifications and as the world around them changed with accelerating vigour, William and Walter Straw carried on as they always had done.
A true step back in time, come and discover more of the family who refused to modernise. Visitors can spend time in the display rooms learning more about the stories of the family and take a glimpse at some of the collection that is usually hidden in drawers and cupboards. There is also the opportunity to chat with the Collections & 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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 adult and 2 children£16.00 family
Adult£8.00 adult
Child£4.00 child
Family£20.00 family
National Trust MemberFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Road Directions

By road

Follow signs for Bassetlaw Hospital. Blyth Grove is a small private road off the B6045 Blyth Road, just south of Bassetlaw Hospital entrance. Out of courtesy to local residents, please park only in the car park.

Parking: Free car park in the orchard opposite the house.

Please come to reception at 5 Blyth Grove on arrival.                                                                

Public Transport Directions

By train

Worksop ½ mile with regular services from Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham. Turn left out of the train station. Follow signs for North Nottinghamshire College and Bassetlaw Hospital. Blyth Grove is a small private road north of the college and south of the hospital off the B6045 Blyth Road.

By bus

Stagecoach services 22/25 between Worksop and Doncaster and 42/43 between Worksop and Retford and TM Travel service 34 between Worksop, Retford and Tuxford stop on Blyth Road close to Blyth Grove.


Please come to reception at 5 Blyth Grove on arrival.    



  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Included in admission

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


Opening Times

Season (2 Mar 2023 - 27 Oct 2023)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - FridayOpen
Saturday - SundayClosed

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