New Space for Science, Coffee & Learning

A frosty winter morning at Woolsthorpe Manor

We are closed this winter for building works to create a new Science Café and Learning Space; as well as for a much needed deep clean and some conservation repairs. The building works are all part of the wider Illuminating Newton project that aims to put Isaac Newton and his scientific legacy at the heart of Woolsthorpe Manor.

The world changed here and we’re changing too.  We are not just the birthplace of Isaac Newton. We are a place of scientific discovery of worldwide significance; the cradle of his greatest creativity where he developed theories that would come to shape modern scientific thinking.

We are striving to unlock the potential here at Woolsthorpe Manor. 

" Our vision is to reach out across the globe: to those interested in his life, his scientific legacy and most of all to light a spark in the next generation of future Newtons to be curious and explore the possibilities that science can bring."
- Jannette Warrener, Partnerships Manager, Woolsthorpe Manor

Our Science Café and Learning Space is just the start of a wider transformation across the site.  The new Science Cafe will enable us to be flexible: space for events and talks, and space for an increased cafe offering in a fun science inspired environment. We will keep you up to date with the Science Café works are progressing.  

We are using Newton as our inspiration to be unique and creative across all that we do. We have been developing partnerships to enable us to deliver our vision.  We are delighted to have the support of Trinity College Cambridge, the Science Museum, the National Space Centre, the UK Space Agency, South Kesteven District Council and the University Of Lincoln and we are working to bring others on board.

" His genius inspires me as I learn about science, and as I continue to research the most fundamental particles and forces of nature. It is an honour to be part of this exciting project and share this journey with Woolsthorpe and all its supporters."

2019 is our “Year of Space”.  We reopen in March with an innovative programme to illuminate Newton and his scientific legacy.

Watch this space!

Bowl of soup at Woolsthorpe manor

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