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Notice: During half term week (16-21 February) we are open every day from 11am-3pm, last entry 2.30pm. The Manor House is open for general visiting between these times. Winter opening, with guided tours of the Manor House on Mondays and Fridays, resumes on 22 February. Tours are at 11.15am, 12.30 and 1.45pm. If you would like to visit the Manor House on a tour day, please arrive in time for the last tour. To book places on a tour please contact the property by email. On Saturdays and Sundays the Manor House is open for general visiting from 11am-2.30pm. Please check ahead of your visit on bad weather days.
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.