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Ordinary house, extraordinary home
Step back in time to the 1920s and discover how a grocer's family lived in a Midlands market town through their furnishings and household objects.
The modest semi-detached house at number 7, Blyth Grove has remained virtually unchanged since the Straws moved here in 1923. For over 60 years they threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted today.
Treasured possessions and ordinary domestic items can still be seen exactly where their owners left them in number 7, while number 5 provides space for displaying objects normally hidden inside drawers and cupboards.
Outside, the lovingly tended garden and orchard includes a greenhouse housing Walter Straw's cacti collection and various fruit trees once used by the family to make preserves and other recipes.
National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Trai...
Mr Straw has lost his chicks! Can you find them among the clutter? Complete the trail as you tour Mr Straw's House and claim your Cadbury Egghead.
£1 per child plus normal admission charges.
Saturday 4 April 11am-4pm.
Admission by timed ticket - advanced booking recommended.
Before you visit...
- Admission to Mr Straw's House is by timed ticket, we recommend booking in advance on 01909 482380.
- Our email address is for enquiries, not bookings, as we can't always access it promptly.
- Please be aware that there are several steep flights of stairs to climb. Do let us know if advance if you think you'll need some extra time to tour the house.
- To prevent damage, no bags can be taken into Mr Straw's House. Secure storage is available in reception.
- Drinks and snacks are on sale, and there are picnic tables in the garden if you want to bring lunch with you.