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Eating and shopping at Woolsthorpe Manor

Two visitors sat eating sandwiches outside the cafe at Gibside Tyne & Wear.
Discover tasty treats in Newton's Barn Coffee Shop | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Newton's Barn coffee shop at Woolsthorpe serves a range of hot and cold drinks, light bite snacks and sweet treats. Whether you’re popping by for a takeaway coffee, staying for lunch or collecting supplies for a picnic, you’ll find something that hits the spot. From gifts and seasonal treats to science-based must-haves, the shop at Woolsthorpe has everything covered. 

Eating at Woolsthorpe Manor

You'll find some tasty goodies in Newton’s Barn coffee shop. Pop in for a cream tea in the barn and choose between a range of teas, filter coffees and hot chocolate. Be sure to check out the daily cakes and bakes, including some gluten free options.

There's a small range of light bites available at lunchtime, which can include soup of the day and pasties.

There's generous seating outside in the courtyard as well as some picnic tables on site. You can always grab a takeaway coffee to add to that picnic experience.

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Newtonian science books available at the gift shop at Woolsthorpe
From Women in Science to Cool Physics, we should have something to interest you! | © National Trust

Shopping at Woolsthorpe Manor

Let your future Newtons have a browse and choose a gift that could spark a lifetime of interest in science.

Check out our range of scientific toys; choose from items inspired by Newton’s prism experiments to science magic kits. The junior science books cover all ages and a wide variety of topics, including cool physics and women in science.

For the Newton devotee, there's a range of special mementos. These include keyrings made from the wood of Woolsthorpe’s famous tree and pairs of exclusive sterling silver cufflinks set with the wood from Newton's tree. 

Browse the bookshops

Pop by the book wall in the Goat House and choose a new read. Learn about Newton the man, the scientist and hidden alchemist, or brush up on gravitational waves and properties of the sun.

There’s also a second-hand bookshop above Newton’s Barn coffee shop. It's mostly stocked with scientific books, but contains other good reads too. Donations are gratefully received.

A visitor sits on a bench in the garden reading the Woolsthorpe Manor guidebook.
Pick up a copy of the Woolsthorpe Manor guidebook during your visit | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The Woolsthorpe Manor guidebook

You can also pick up a copy of the Woolsthorpe Manor guidebook on site. Newton’s work at Woolsthorpe caused a seismic shift in science. The guidebook ensures that everyone can learn about the importance of Newton's work and early life here.

It was produced by assistant editor Emily Roe, who was supported by a team of Newton enthusiasts and commissioned Dr Patricia Fara to write it.

Expert contributions to the guidebook

Dr Fara was the clear choice, as she is a leading historian of science at Cambridge and has written a popular book on Newton. With her background in physics, she not only brought her expert knowledge, but also a fresh, modern perspective on a well-documented piece of history. 

We were delighted when British astronaut Tim Peake agreed to write the guidebook's foreword. How better to convey the importance of Newton's work on science today than by having a renowned scientific figure contribute?

‘From the very beginning we wanted to be really creative with the new Woolsthorpe guidebook, reflecting Newton’s science through the images as well as the words. We were experimental with the photography. For instance, we set up the famous prism experiment in Newton’s room and captured the hologram of the apple – one of only two in the world – for the back cover. After all, it’s about what happened there that makes Woolsthorpe so special.’

- Emily Roe, Assistant Editor

Thank you

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A oil painting on canvas, a three-quarter-length portrait, of Sir Isaac Newton in older age painted by Sir James Thornhill from 1712, held at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire.

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