Eating & shopping

Goat House goodies

Here’s your chance to buy a bag to take it all home in

Here’s your chance to buy a bag to take it all home in

Browse our tiny shop in the Goat House ticket office for things you won't find in many other National Trust places. We have a small range of National Trust goodies and also a tempting collection of quirky science and mathematical treats you can store away for birthday surprises.

Top Isaac Newton gifts

  • Wooden apples - hand-turned by a local craftsman just three miles away
  • Books - biographies of Isaac Newton and mathematical puzzles
  • Newton's cradles - for hours of fascination
  • Mugs and fridge magnets illustrated by Quentin Blake
  • Keyrings made from cuttings from The Tree
  • Scientific presents for all ages
  • Isaac's favourite? Lovely local Grantham Gingerbread

A good read

Volunteer in our second hand book shop

Our small second-hand bookshop expanded from a tabletop to a stable, with fiction and rather a lot of vintage cookery books donated by volunteers and local people. We use the income for special projects - last year it helped to restore the rare 18th-century edition of Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica translated into English.

We love your donations of hardbacks and paperbacks in good condition - just hand them to our Visitor Services team in the Goat House.

Drop in for a snack - and stay for the science

Despite its small size our Coffee Shop is packed with flavour including tasty soup, locally-made sandwiches, filter coffee, teas, hot chocolate and a range of cakes, some gluten-free.

We're just five minutes off the A1, so Woolsthorpe's a great place to drop in if you're on the road. Beware though, some people stop for a quick bite and stay for hours.