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Notice: The last day of winter tours will be on Friday 20 March, after which the Manor House will be open every day except Tuesdays. Tours are at 11.15am, 12.30 and 1.45pm - please arrive in time for the last tour, or book a place in advance - contact the property by email or call 01476 862823.

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.