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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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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Winter access by tour only

Although the furniture is mostly what would have been in a 17C manor farmhouse, rather than full of original furniture, the combination of a knowledgeable guide and being in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Douglas T
United Kingdom
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English first
United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although the furniture is mostly what would have been in a 17C manor farmhouse, rather than full of original furniture, the combination of a knowledgeable guide and being in the rooms in which Isaac Newton grew up gave a very good view of life at that time. The contrast between Newton's achievements and his fairly modest upbringing came across. Even... More 

Thank Douglas T
Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day for the children, being the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton it goes without saying it is a educational experience but fun as well, also the grown ups will find it interesting and enlightening. Well worth a visit.

Thank KeithSimpson20132014
Boston, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A national Trust property that was the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton.Extremely well guided and informative tour,the house itself is not large but there is plenty of information to be heard.A nice cafe and modern museum.Hands on items for children and adults in the museum,and of course there is the apple tree.

Thank Jill M
Chester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised to be told by the knowledgeable volunteer guides that Newton was knighted, not because of his scientific prowess, but because of his work as Master of the Mint. He had a lonely childhood - left by his mother at Woolsthorpe (when she remarried), so that he kept the title of Lord of the Manor. He was also... More 

Thank StuB62
London, UK
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Woolsthorpe Manor is the birth place and childhood home of Isaac Newton. You can see the house where he was born and where he did some of his early experiments. He saw an apple fall from a tree in the garden and this led to his development of his laws of gravity. Although the tree fell down, its roots regrew... More 

Thank RIchard035
Long Bennington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whist house was interesting the barn providing hands on self experiments for all ages and was a huge success with many projects to interest even the most laid back youngsters!

Thank 631JJB
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the smallest NT venues we have visited but a fascinating history lesson. The house is small and doesn't take long to go round but the practical area in the barn kept us amused and entertained and we learnt that Sir Isaac didn't just play with apples but with light and speed as well. There was a... More 

Thank Paulcambs
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Ever wondered where Newton's apple tree was? Well look no further. But more than an orchard and an old house this place has a really well thought out science centre that explains his theories to laymen and children in a captivating way. Well worth the slight detour off the A1M.

Thank EclecticGourmet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Sine the story of Newton and the Falling Apple are part of the whole worlds culture it is surprising there aren't mile long tailbacks of visitors! Actually its very easy to get to from the A1, and you aren't at all crowded. This is Newtons birth place, and although the building contains none of its original contents, it has been... More 

Thank ponytailpoet
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A very well presented historic house offering a glimpse not only into the world of Isaac Newtown but also his family and the local people. The on-site cafe is lovely and the interactive science exhibits are a lot of fun. Don't forget to take a selfie under *that* apple tree :)

Thank Nat N

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