Discovering Telescopes Trail

Take a peek into the history of the telescope this Easter.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a peek into the history of the telescope and understand how we see into space. Follow our telescope-themed trail around the whole site to find out more.

From their early beginnings in Netherlands to Newton's game changing reflector, telescopes opened up the skies for astronomers.

You can finish off your research with a visit to the Soyuz capsule Lego model!

Free activity but normal admission applies.

Please note that access to the Manor is via timed entry only.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Woolsthorpe Manor

Prices

Entry to site including Manor by timed tours
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.85 £4.40
Family £24.20 £22.00
1 adult, up to 3 children age 5-17 £14.55 £13.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.36

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Entry to Woolsthorpe Manor is free for National Trust members. If you have a Family or Joint Membership, please bring both your membership cards to gain admission.

The basics

Suitability
Family activity
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Collect your Telescope Trail from the Goat House Ticket Office

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
22 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
23 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Contact the Events Team
Email
mia.rice@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01476 862823

Upcoming events

Spring into Space this Easter

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-13:00
Go galactic at our space workshops this Easter holidays.

Discovering Telescopes Trail

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-17:00
Take a peek into the history of the telescope this Easter.

Timed Entry to Manor House

Sat 20 Apr 2019
12:15-12:30
You can pre-book up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. No charge to reserve your ticket. Entry to Woolsthorpe is free for members. Non members pay on arrival. Limited slots are available on the day on a first come first served basis.

Pint of Science Festival Talks

Tue 21 May 2019
19:30-21:30
'From the Apple to Space and Beyond' . Talks on the latest news on the Juno probe and medicine in space. Why wouldn’t you want to come and talk science at the place where Isaac Newton saw an apple fall?

Planets & Discovery

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-15:00
Explore our immense solar system and its planets at half term.

Dads' rocket challenge

Sat 15 Jun 2019
11:00-15:00
Get competitive with Dad (and Mum) on Father's Day weekend.