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Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
01476 860338
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Grantham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
cambs uk
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited Woolsthorpe Manor with my grandchildren on Tuesday 19th August as I thought they would enjoy trying the scientific experiments. Unfortunately the volunteer on duty that day had other ideas and although keen to explain the experiments seemed unwilling to let the children (or the adults with them) try them for themselves. She kept reprimanding the children and us... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

the house is set out to make you feel as if youcould have lived in newtons time,not a place where you can spend hours,but a must visit one.very interactive with children,pleasant staff,well worth a visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We've been NT members for 4 years now and this is our nearest property but for some reason we hadn't been until now. We didn't get to see the Manor House as it was closed but the science discovery centre was an excellent way to spend an hour or so with our 2 boys (4 and 7) plus my nephew... More

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Woolsthorpe Manor was the home of Sir Isaac Newton during his younger days. The building and many artefacts have been well preserved and give an insight into a young scientist at a time when much of what we now understand about the world was unknown and worse subject to superstition. Woolsthorpe is a good visit for anyone, but particularly for... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Having brought an orange to be dropped on my head we were surprised to find that the original apple tree was still there albeit somewhat derelict. Now we were able to compare the fall of an orange and an apple and see whether Newton's laws hold for oranges as well! Lovely people working the grounds which are lovely set in... More

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Hong Kong, China
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13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An ordinary house but with big name and the famous tree. The apple orchard is still there as in the old days. Some history about the Newton' s family especially Newton's very capable mother. Some interesting experiments to try out and very helpful and knowledgeable volunteers. Must see the 5 minutes video about Newton.

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Surrey
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a really ordinary house where Isaac Newton and his family lived. Nice to visit a house and see the day to day workings of a middle class family. There was a lot of inter activity, especially for children. Seeing the Apple tree in a very small garden was a bonus.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went for the tree. Stayed for the activities - small interactive science area, drawing and making area, lawn games, museum style history and information exhibits and a mouse hunt around the manor for kids.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Isaac Newton became Isaac Newton! His trees of inspiration are at this lovely, if modest compound of houses. There's some hands on science exploration, videos and so on but the enthusiastic volunteers, excellent insight into the history make this an unforgettable place to visit for any scientist, engineering aficionado...

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is Sir Isaac Newton's birthplace. Informative and enthusiastic volunteers and staff, (they give off an aura of delight in their work) and brilliant interactive displays and activities, combine to give a really great experience. AND THE APPLE TREE'S DAUGHTER IS GROWING THERE STILL!

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