Summer at Mr Straw's House

Tea-riffic trails

Are you an avid reader? Do you fancy a bit of peace and quiet in the gardens with a cup of tea? How about something for the whole family?

During the school holidays, visitors can join the ‘Tea-riffic Trail’ as they tour the 1920’s time capsule and learn more about the Straw’s grocers shop and one item it was particularly well known for; tea. Did you know, tea has been drunk for over 5000 years? Tea didn’t arrive in Britain until the 1600’s. Can you find all the clues, and help us to identify where the tea came from?

Afterwards, families can head over to the Orchard and tick off some of the tasks on the National Trust’s ‘50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾’ challenge.

Activities take place from Tuesday 1st August to Saturday 2nd September from 11am to 4pm each day.

Tickets cost £2 per trail sheet plus standard admission and are available to book in advance (as spaces are limited) on 01909 482380. If you would like more information about this activity please do give us a call.

Aiming for a little R&R why not unwind in the back gardens, with a novel from the bookshop? Take a turn around the greenhouse and learn a little more about the items the Straw family imported from all over the world for their family business. Explore the Conservation Studio and discover what it takes to care for such a unique collection of everyday family possessions.