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Woolsthorpe Manor

Address: Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
Phone Number: 01476 860338
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Grantham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

What an interesting house, not very large although carries the grandeous title of being a Manor. If you have children there is an educational section where they can play and learn about Gravity. It has so much more than I expected.great for families.Although I am disabled,parking was very close to the house, plus with support from my husband I was... More

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Chester
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Only a small manor house, but it has an Important place in history being the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Easy to find just off the A1, south of Grantham, it is well worth 60-90 minutes of your time. You will be welcomed by friendly National Trust staff followed by an informative film show. Once in the house, which is... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is a certain attraction that pulls you to this marvellous place! It is a small house but gigantic in terms of the history and impact this humble man had on the world. We walked through the house standing at the fireplace with arm resting on the mantle as I am sure Sir Isaac did once. The staff were warm,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We joined the National Trust after our recent visit to Belton House (see review) so thought we would try Woolsthorpe Manor this weekend. This is a small Manor house, once the home to Issac Newton. It is still as interesting as all the other grand National Trust properties. During our visit we saw a cooking demonstration making bread and Marchpane... More

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Lincolnshire UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Childhood home of Sir Isaac Newton and the place he 'discovered' gravity! now very well looked after by National Trust. The gentleman we met on entry was very friendly and helpful as were all the staff. Great introductory film, lovely cup of tea in China tea pot & cups to wash down our picnic which we had in the... More

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