Things to see & do

Changing seasons at Woolsthorpe

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Writing on the wall

18th-century grafitti!

In the Manor House there are mysterious drawings scratched into the plaster - some are Isaac's and some are witch marks to keep out evil spirits. This one was done by a visiting maths professor in 1779. 

The graffiti are part of our collection of historic items. Two volunteers have been trained to keep the records up to date – and, even though our collection is relatively modest, it keeps them busy all year round. See more of our graffiti here.

Explore your inner scientist

Watch this very carefully... © Ann Blackett

Watch this very carefully...

Did you know Isaac also made the first reflecting telescope, split light into rainbow colours and did some very tricky maths indeed at Woolsthorpe? You can explore some of his ideas in the Science Discovery Centre, using light and lenses, gravity and orbits. Our volunteers are on hand to explain and answer questions wherever you are on the science spectrum.