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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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I took my 4 year old daughter to the discovery day. We both really enjoyed the film and house and my daughter really enjoyed looking for the mice around the house. The games... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Derby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took my 4 year old daughter to the discovery day. We both really enjoyed the film and house and my daughter really enjoyed looking for the mice around the house. The games inside the house were interesting. The science bits were good but would be better for children that are a bit older than mine. Easily lose a couple... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

National Trust members, looking for a place to stop and have lunch close to the A1, decided to visit Isaac Newton's home, Woolsthorpe, for a quick look and picnic lunch. Little did we know! Hands on science to 'play' with (that what the kids thought anyway!). Help on hand from very knowledgeable staff/volunteers. Had a great couple of hours, my... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

On arrival at the house there doesn’t seem to be much to see, however as you progress through the various buildings and displays you can quickly lose 2-3 hours. The visit starts with an informative video, The house is full of interest and is especially appealing to children, with many hand-on things to do and try out. One has of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours here on a sunny afternoon whilst in the area. The exhibits were very interesting and I particularly appreciated the inside of the house with the accompanying fact/tour sheet to read as you walk around and envisage life when Sir Isaac Newton lived there. A little pricey in the coffee shop but I appreciate they have to... More 

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Reading
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Not on the scale of some NT properties but nonetheless very interesting. The little video at the start sets the tone and is well made. We had to pass through a room that was evidently designed and decorated for children - good to see. The house (I suppose I should call it a manor) was good especially the room with... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

They've done a nice job here. There doesn't seem to be much at first glance, but we still filled 2 hours even though the manor house was closed when we visited. I never realized just how far outside the box Newton's thinking was for his time, a true genius.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The family home of Sir Isaac Newton telling the story of his successes and explaining the science behind prisms and gravity. A pretty old farmhouse in a beautiful setting with the oh so famous apple tree. Easy to find, easy to park and a little tea room for a cake and a drink.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There isn't a huge amount to see here but enough to make an afternoon of it. The house was interesting to look around and it was fascinating to see the apple tree! Bring a picnic as there are plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Ample parking if you go into the overflow and reasonable entrance fees around... More 

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Bromley, Kent UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This isn't a large National Trust property so a couple of hours here would be enough. It's very well set up with a short video about Isaac Newton when he lived at the Manor. The house itself is lovely and very interesting. Do visit the famous apple tree. We (adults) enjoyed the small interactive science centre. There is a cafe... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited this place almost by accident, but were glad that we did. It was the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and he did a lot of his work there. Largely in the original condition and the remains of the famous tree is till there.

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Additional Information about Woolsthorpe Manor

Address: Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
Phone Number: 01476 860338
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Grantham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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