Family fun at Woolsthorpe

Boy having fun staring at his reflection in distortiing mirrors

Get stuck into science and history at Woolsthorpe Manor. Isaac Newton is one of the world's greatest ever scientists and his science is still relevant today. Bring all the family to find out more.

Bring your future Newtons to Woolsthorpe Manor for a day of exploration and discovery. You'll find plenty to do here, however old they are.

Kids can have fun testing theories in the Science Centre, exploring Isaac Newton's home, and seeing our world famous apple tree.

Summer Family Fun

Newton was interested in the world around him. He liked to study flowers, buildings and trees, and draw pictures of what he saw. Why not try this yourself at Woolsthorpe? Pick up our creative challenge and draw a picture of something you find interesting at your next visit! Don't forget to share it with us on Facebook. 

Get involved with some pop-up science on Thursday 4 August for Woolsthorpe's Playday! We hope to spark an interest in science that will last a lifetime.

Our team are currently working hard on designing a summer trail, keep your eyes peeled for more information to follow. 

Hands-on Science Centre

In our Science Centre, children of all ages - even grown-up ones - can get hands-on with some of Isaac's most famous experiments. Have fun observing, experimenting and discovering.

You can test refraction and then reflection by getting distorted in our mirrors.  Peer at the one of the blackest blacks and ask yourself what properties the colour has? Grab the holographic apple before you leave and take an imaginary bite.

The hologram looks so tasty!
Young hands with Mum trying to grab the holographic apple in the Light Workshop
The hologram looks so tasty!

What keeps a planet in orbit or an object on the ground?  These are the questions that Newton was driven to answer, and you can ask these questions too when testing Newton’s theory of universal gravitation. 

Manor House

Get a sense of Isaac Newton in the Manor House. This is where Isaac Newton was born, grew up and made some of his most important discoveries. As a boy he observed the world around him, making models and drawing pictures. 

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Fans of '50 things' fun can accomplish No.1, get to know a tree, in style at Woolsthorpe. We are custodians of the actual tree that inspired Isaac Newton’s work on the theory of gravity. Yes, the very tree from which an apple fell and caused Newton to ask the question: 'Why do apples always fall straight down to the ground?'

Victoria sponge cake being cut on the counter at the Woolsthorpe Cafe

Feeling peckish?

Newton's Barn coffee shop is open Thursday - Monday, 11am - 4.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Woolsthorpe Manor.

Gift shop at Woolsthorpe Manor

Stop off at our shop

Don't forget to visit our shop to buy a special gift or something to remember your trip by. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Woolsthorpe Manor for everyone, for ever.

Explore, experiment and discover Newton's story and science at Woolsthorpe Manor. We hope to spark an interest in science that will last a lifetime.