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Woolsthorpe Manor

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Address: Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
Phone Number: 01476 860338
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A fabulous piece of heritage and a great NT property for kids.

We had a family day out here and we started with a pre-booked 45 minute guided tour of the Manor House where Sir Isaac Newton was born on 25th December 1642. We learnt so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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426 reviews 426 reviews
178 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a family day out here and we started with a pre-booked 45 minute guided tour of the Manor House where Sir Isaac Newton was born on 25th December 1642. We learnt so much about Isaac and his farming family and to stand in the very room where he used to split light from his window with a prism... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I booked in advance for my husband and I to go on a tour of the birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton, which was free to us as National Trust members. A warning for future visitors in the winter- wrap up well, it is cold in there. Mind you, it was a particularly cold day when we visited. We... More 

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Southwell, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdomf
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited on a cold January day on impulse. As NT members we didn't have to pay. Surprised at how family friendly it was. We didn't have children with us but those that were there were having a good time. Guide was very informative and friendly. The National Trust have managed to retain a lot of original features and created a... More 

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great place for a family to visit. The interactive science center was excellent and our kids still talk about it months later.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I took my grandchildren 11 and 9 in the summer. They found it very interesting and liked all the interactive things to do. I have lived in the area virtually all my life and had never been and was surprised that such a small place kept us busy for a couple of hours. The history of Sir Isaac Newton was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We took our science-mad 7-year old and his 10-year brother here in the half-term holidays. Was even better than we expected. had a really interesting guided tour of the house - really knweldgeable and engaging guide - even kept our youngest interested all the way round, and usually he gets bored with things like that. After the tour of the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is Isaac Newton's family home - born there, lived as a child & returned there at various periods in his life. The history of the man is fascinating - he is a genius after all and the house is very interesting - but the volunteers could be better trained to deliver the facts in a more interesting & relevant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is not a big property and will not take the whole day. We arrived early and after an informative and well put together welcome video (I usually steer clear of these) we ventured into the hands on science area. It is well thought out with lots of fun experiments. Most worked and the descriptions were very informative. Even though... More 

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sheringham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I telephoned in advance to book a tour only to be told on arrival that there were no tours. Obviously this was disappointing as we wanted to know as much as possible. We were offered a talk but this turned out to be stories about witchcraft in the area! Isaac would turn in his grave!

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a pleasant drive through the Leicestershire and Lincolnshire countryside to find this modest manor house; birthplace of a modest genius. Learn about the life of Newton and his impact on our understanding of the universe in which we live. The car park can be a bit muddy, park near the entrance if you can (form a second row).... More 

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