Booking your visit to Mr Straw's House

Lavender outside Mr Straw's House

As Mr Straw’s House is one of the smallest National Trust properties we offer pre-booked, timed tours, to ensure you get the most out of your visit. With a 2019 theme of The Straw’s on the Home Front why not get in touch to book a slot on one of our lead tours, or self-guide in the afternoon?As Mr Straw’s House is one of the smallest National Trust properties we offer pre-booked, timed tours, to ensure you get the most out of your visit.

As we are small, yet perfectly formed you will need to book in advance onto one of our tours. Tours run from Tuesday to Saturday during the main season with the first guided tours starting at 10:00 am and from 12:30pm, you can take a self- guided tour.

Tours at Mr Straw's House do fill up quickly due to the small size of each tour (4 people). We would advise you ring as soon as possible to arrange your visit. However, if you want to visit on the day please do call in advance of setting off and we will try and accommodate your booking.

Bookings for the 2019 season are now open. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

The booking line has an answer phone service available. Please do leave the following information and a member of the team will call you back as soon as possible:

Your name:
Date of booking:
Start time desired (Tue - Sat 10:00 -16:00):
Number of visitors (inc children):
Telephone number (preferably a mobile):

We will attempt to answer the booking line between 9:00 and 16:00 Tuesday - Saturday. Outside of these times please use the answer phone service and we will return your call within 2 days. Please note, the property isn't open on a Sunday or a Monday, but you are welcome to leave a message for us on those days.

For more information, please email us - we try to get back to all enquiries within four days.

Important information:

We would recommend allowing at least an hour and a half for your visit to enable you to enjoy your time with us. Tours run approximately every 15 minutes and are limited to 4 individuals per tour time.

Mr Straw's House has 3 flights of steep stairs in each property, so appropriate footwear is advised. In the event that a member of your party is unable to manage the stairs, we are able to offer a virtual tour from the tea room. Please do let us know if you have any access requirements at the time of booking.

Bags are not allowed in Mr Straw's House so all bags, including handbags and camera cases, will need to be stored securely in reception for the duration of your visit.

Please note that if you send an email request, or leave a voicemail, your booking has not been confirmed until you have received communication from us.

For groups larger than 8, special arrangements will need to be made. Please call the booking line, or email the details of your group to begin the booking process. We offer a range of experiences for groups including evening tours. To discuss these opportunities please do call us.


If you are an education group and interested in our KS1 and KS2 workshops, please call 01909 482380 and we can discuss our workshops in further detail.