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Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
01476 860338
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Grantham
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: This is a small treasure.  It is a manor house, once owned by the family of Isaac Newton and where he was living during the Plague years when... more »
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It was fascinating to see the apple tree that inspired Newton to work out his theory on gravity. The manor house may be small, but has loads of character. The hands on science exhibition is great fun for all ages.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As you may have read I was doing a tour of south & eastern England,. On last day I managed to accomplish something of a 'bucket list'must for me. Woolsthorpe Manor is the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. A couple of years ago went to Settle Storytelling Weekend (well worth a try) one of the stories was done a professor... More

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Leicester England
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There are plenty of hands on science experiments for the children. The national trust cafe was excellent as always.

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DERBYSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited here while we were on our way home from a weekend away at Lincoln, as we are National Trust members we thought we would visit. Its not a big site so I'm not sure you could make a full day of it but if you had young children you could take advantage of the activity rooms on offer,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A brilliant day out made so informative by the helpful volunteers who explained everything to the children in our group at a level they could understand. The experiments were fab and taught the children so much. It actually felt strange to see 'the' apple tree. We would definitely visit again as the students will get more from it as they... More

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Alford, Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We visited Woolsthorpe Manor on a Sunday afternoon. Really interesting place and it was great to see the famous apple tree. The tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. Fab place to take the kids to for an hour or so, even on a rainy day. They have activity and science rooms as well as a tea shop.

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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Fantastic place. Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642 and he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here in the plague years of 1666-7. You will find out so much about the man and boy, that as well as his ground-breaking scientific work, Newton went on to roles as diverse as... More

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Kent
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

An interesting visit even without the Newton connection. Ideal afternoon out if you've got youngsters with loads of hands on stuff relating to Newtonian physics + Isaac's death mask. Amazing to think that from a farmhouse in the 'middle of nowhere' came such a genius but of course Grantham had a Grammar School in those days! ;-)

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a I believe little known National Trust Property but well worth a visit. It was the birthplace and home of Sir Issace Newton. The house is beautifully presented by the Trust with comtemporary furniture and items, it is more than intersting to see where one of the greatest minds lived and worked furthermore the infamous apple tree can... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We took our grandchildren for a visit in the Summer. It was great. They thoroughly enjoyed every minute……...

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