Woolsthorpe Manor is closed to further restrict the spread of coronovirus in accordance with Government guidelines. Therefore we are not taking bookings or enquiries for the foreseeable future. The information below might be useful for planning future visits and school topics.
Our team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable science communicators offer an exciting and inspiring experience to engage curious young minds. We provide tailored activities for both Key Stage 1 and 2.
Isaac Newton changed the world at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire. Here he took his first steps into a lifetime of observation, experimentation and discovery.
Home of one of the most influential scientists, this unique site is the ideal place to immerse your class in science and heritage. Pupils will develop their understanding of Newton’s scientific theories and learn about his fascinating life and childhood.
Using Newton as inspiration, education visits here are about being curious, hands on and experimental. Pupils will explore their potential as aspiring future scientists.
Our rural setting is ideal for school trips. We offer a personalised experience with pupils spending the visit in small groups to enhance their learning experience.
Plan your visit
Groups are limited to 45 during the spring, summer and early autumn, and larger groups to 70 over the winter.
Select from a range of workshops on offer, see options below.
Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1 visits
Join in science activities and create items to take away. All trips include a guided visit to the hands-on science centre and Manor House; to help students explore the exhibits, test Newton’s theories and learn about Isaac's life. Select from one of the workshops below.
Forces – Fire rockets or make windmills to test the pushes and pulls involved.
Light – Play with mirrors, explore the light spectrum and other properties of light.
History – Learn about Isaac Newton’s life and contribution he made to science as a local and an international person of significance. Links to history curriculum.
Key Stage 2 visits
Activities are designed to fit within National Curriculum areas for Key Stage 2, putting classroom learning into context.
All trips include a guided visit to the hands-on science centre and Manor House; to help students explore the exhibits, test Newton’s theories and learn about Isaac's life.
Pupils will work scientifically in engaging, practical workshops; making observations, discussing ideas and linking what they observe with scientific principles. Some sessions include taking measurements and recording results.
Choose from one of the workshop options below.
Light – Explore the light spectrum, refraction and light travelling in straight lines.
Forces and motion – Design, build and fire rockets.
Space – Explore the Moon, space travel and satellites.
Sound - Investigate how sound travels through different materials.