Isaac Newton was born in this manor house in 1642 and did some of his most important work at the site.

During the plague years, when Cambridge University was closed, it was at Woolsthorpe that he made his historic breakthroughs about the nature of light and gravity. You can still see the famous apple tree, said to have inspired Newton's theory of gravitation, from his bedroom window.

Controlled by the National Trust since 1942, the 300th anniversary of Newton's birth, the house is presented as a typical 17th-century farmhouse. One of the nearby buildings is now an interactive Science discovery Centre, where visitors can re-live the ground-breaking discoveries made by Newton.

Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5PD

01476 860338


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