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Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
01476 860338
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Ranked #2 of 16 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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Brilliant day out ! Absolutely loved it ! The house was fascinating loved etchings on walls and Book cupboards. The science discovery centre was fab for kids and adults alike ! The cafe is right next to discovery centre so we enjoyed our Cornish cream tea whilst kids had fun! The staff were friendly knowledgable and helpful and very polite... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Isaac Newton is one name that you can hardly study science and not be aware of. This is his childhood home and where he spent 18 months while Cambridge was closed due to the plague. In that time he did some of his most important experiments. While the apple tree and gravity are well known, his other great experiment was... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small manor house and farm outbuildings. If you have walking difficulty it might be a problem for you. Everyone here was friendly and helpful. The information about Newton and his life/discoveries was very well presented. All in all a pleasant 2 hours (including a drink and great cake).

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here today just by chance, it was amazing, we watched a short film about Isaac Newton then went on the tour, there were things to do for the adults and children alike plus we got to see the apple tree he sat under, it is a shame that houses have been built within sight of the manor, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place stands out from a lot of National Trust places we have visited for the large amount of hands on experiments...a mini science museum...was done very well we thought with introductory video, experiements to try with hosts to help you understand, the house and the famous apple tree...very good. By the way it is the birthplace of Isaac Newton.... More

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Only five minutes off the A1. The car park is a couple of hundred yards away on the other side of the road. Staff were friendly. We started with the five minute introductory film to give a feel for the place before going into the manor house itself. Although the building itself is nothing special, knowing that Newton, one of... More

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East Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The small village of Woolsthorpe is located just to the west of the A1 - take the exit at Colsterworth and follow the usual brown signs. Being a National Trust property, there's an entrance fee unless you are a member. We arrived in mid-afternoon, which - since the venue closed at 4.30 that day - made things a little tight... More

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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 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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