Compass Conundrum

To the Straw family, and other people of their time, postcards weren’t just for sending home, but for collecting as a means of showing people where you’d been, or keeping as a souvenir of your trip.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Unfortunately Halloween seems to have got a few postcards in a mischievous mood and they’re hiding round and about the house. This October Half Term can you help us track down the postcards of mystical British sites and follow the directions they give to work out what route William and Walter had planned for their wander round Worksop, as part of our Compass Conundrum trail?

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
    plus standard admission
View admission charges
Mr Straw's House

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £19.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 8
N/A £6.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 8
N/A £3.30

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

To visit Mr Straw's House please do book in advance calling 01909 482380 to avoid disappointment. Admission is by pre-booked timed tours. Visits are also in small groups of 4 people only to help with the conservation work at the property. If you would like to book for more than 4 people please do call us.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01909 482380
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Reception at No. 5 Blyth Grove.
Accessibility
Please note there are steps up to the property, and three steep flights of stairs inside both houses. If you would like to discuss access please do call us on 01909 482380

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 November 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

Compass Conundrum

Thu 24 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
To the Straw family, and other people of their time, postcards weren’t just for sending home, but for collecting as a means of showing people where you’d been, or keeping as a souvenir of your trip.

Putting the House to Bed

Thu 31 Oct 2019
11:00-13:00
Ever wondered what happens when Mr Straw's House is closed over the winter period?

Red Lane Ramble

Tue 26 Nov 2019
09:30-11:30
Follow in the footsteps of the Straw's at Christmas time.