Learning opportunities at Mr Straw's House

Call us to arrange your education visit

Mr Straw's House provides learners with the opportunity to step back in time to the early 20th century. With our unique collection of everyday objects, the Straw family home tells stories of `make do and mend`, thrift and frugality, the war years and social change with the emerging middle class.

An education visit really does bring the past to life here, as students are surrounded by objects dating from the Victorian period up to the 1980s. We welcome visits from primary and secondary schools and further education groups.

With a new schools programme for Key stage 1 and 2 linked with the National Curriculum, it is a great way to explore House and Home, and what this means through the objects in the collection. We can also offer sessions designed to fit with your learning objectives and needs, please do contact us to discuss your requirements.

Education Group Membership

If you are bringing a large group, or visit National Trust properties often, you may benefit from your school or university becoming an educational group member. By joining as an eduction group member, you are eligible for free entry to the property, however additional charges for sessions may sill apply.

Primary education

Here at Mr Straw's House we have a programme for Key Stage 1 and 2 learners which feature the key learning outcomes from the curriculum. From getting involved in Wash Day or Rag Rugging like Forence  to worksheets and activities designed to get the learners thinking about buildings, house and home, the war years and life in the emerging middle class. We can also tailor your package. Do call us to discuss your requirements.

Further education

Mr Straw's House is perfectly suited to college, university and adult education groups. A visit can be tailored to your interests - from researching in our archives to studying our historic interiors. Whether you're looking at communication and technology, to history and heritage the team are happy to discuss your requirements with you.

How to book

For more information to discuss your group's requirements and how to book, please get in touch by calling us on 01909 482380 or email mrstrawshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk