Our work


How do we conserve things at Mr Straw's? © James Day

How do we conserve things at Mr Straw's?

Our small team work extremely hard to look after Mr Straw's House and its collection. With over 30,000 objects to take care of, and such a small space to work in, this is no easy task.

Discover more about how our staff and volunteers ensure that Mr Straw's House and the collection will be here for generations to come.

Managing our collection

We have a team of Collections Management System volunteers dedicated to cataloguing, recording, and photographing the Mr Straw's House collection.

What happens when we're closed?

When Mr Straw's House closes to the public, the house is almost busier than ever. There's a lot to get done in just a few months - discover what happens over the winter months.

Current projects at Mr Straw's House

Find out more about the current projects that are going on at Mr Straw's House, and hear about what we've done in the past.