Britain’s National Trust owns a house in Worksop and has it turned into a museum. The goal is to leave the house exactly as it was in 1932 to give the public a unique insight into family life between the wars. William Straw's house at 7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, has never had a television set, radio, gramophone or telephone within the premises. The calendar on the wall hasn't been changed since 1932.
William Straw died in 1990 and left the house to the National Trust. When National Trust officials arrived in 1991 to make the first assessment of the house, they soon realised the rooms hadn't changed for more than 60 years. A decision was made to leave it exactly as they found it to give the public a unique insight into family life between the wars. The Trust has since opened Mr Straw's House to the public as a place where "photographs, letters, Victorian furniture and household objects spanning 100 years can still be seen exactly where their owners left them."
The house is open to visitors for a few weeks although visits must be booked in advance. Megan Doole, the National Trust's custodian of the house, said: "The exhibition aims to show visitors different facets of William's life."
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