Quiet times at Woolsthorpe Manor
Make the most of the opportunity to visit Woolsthorpe Manor during the week. Enjoy the space and time to contemplate Isaac Newton and his extraordinary achievements.
As you walk around the site, consider how it was that a yeoman farmer's son, raised by his maternal grandparents, grew up to question and challenge the pastoral life and future handed down to him.
His curious childhood and inherent intellectual ability, produced a human being that changed the course of science and the world forever.
You'll get time to talk to our volunteers, wander around the house and test Newton's theories in the hands-on Science Centre. You may even meet Spot the cat. A regular visitor from the village.
You're welcome to bring your art materials or your trusty camera. Please be aware that the house is small and only pencils are allowed in inside and no flash photography is permitted inside.
Since his death, Woolsthorpe has been a place of pilgrimage for scientists from around the globe. In a normal week, you'll find volunteers talking with visitors from far flung places such as India and Brazil.
In our Science Centre, visitors of all ages can get hands-on with some of Isaac's most famous experiments. Test ellipitical orbits and climb the stairs to learn about light, or discuss black holes with our science centre volunteers.
Get a sense of Isaac Newton's in the Manor House. As a boy he observed the world around him, making models and drawing pictures. If the sun is in the right place, you can use a prism to split light into rainbow colours in Isaac's bedroom, just as he did.
Walk to the church
Looking for more to do? Take a short stroll to St.John's the Baptist, Isaac Newton's parish church in Colsterworth. Please be aware that only assistance dogs are allowed on site.