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Notice: As we are now in our winter opening period, the Manor House is only open Friday-Monday for guided tours at 11.15am, 12.30 and 1.45pm. If you would like to visit the Manor House, please arrive in time for the last tour of the day. To book places on a tour please contact the property. Please check ahead of your visit on bad weather days. Please note that the whole site will be closed on Tuesday 10 February for volunteer training.

Birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton

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.

As well as his ground-breaking scientific work, Newton went on to roles as diverse as a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, President of the Royal Society and Master of the Royal Mint.

The Manor House, his family home, is furnished as a 17th-century farmhouse might have been at this time. You can still see the famous apple tree that inspired his thoughts on gravity from the bedroom window, and explore some of his ideas for yourself in the Science Discovery Centre.