Christmas at Woolsthorpe

Floating candles alight surrounded by greenery

Tired of tinsel and Santa Claus? Come back to a simpler age - try a seventeenth-century Christmas at Woolsthorpe Manor.

Our winter tours take on a more festive theme during December as a team of volunteers decks the Manor House with aromatic evergreens and the table is laid with festive food. You'll hear the stories of a seventeenth-century rural Christmas and the birth of a sickly baby on Christmas Day in 1642 who would grow up to change his world and ours.

As a child, Newton would have experienced the banning of Christmas by Parliament but when the monarchy was restored in 1660 Christmas was reinstated and returned to its important place in the farming year. Seasonal customs and songs came out from hiding and became part of people's lives once more.

Today Christmas at Woolsthorpe is quietly festive, in line with the spirit of the place then and now. Christmas tours are on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 11.15, 12.30 and 1.45  until 2 January.

Booking is essential  - call the Christmas tour booking line 01476 862823.

Note that we are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.