Grantham
April 11, 2018 10.34 am This story is over

Isaac Newton’s Grantham home lit up to celebrate his work

Bringing history and science back to life.

The birthplace of influential scientist Sir Isaac Newton has been lit up in the seven colours of the spectrum he discovered to celebrate his life.

Woolsthorpe Manor by Colsterworth near Grantham is where Newton carried out his work with light 350 years ago to change the world.

The project in collaboration with LEDvance used Osram lighting to help tell the story of what happened at the manor house and the impact it made on the world.

Photo: Berkeley Public Relations International Ltd.

The National Trust building was key for Newton’s science and discovery and at the front of the property sits the apple tree which famously inspired his theory of gravity.

On the first floor of the manor house is Newton’s bedroom, where he developed his theories and used a prism to split sunlight into the seven colours of the spectrum.

The likes of the late Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein feature in the visitors book.

At the front of Woolsthorpe Manor sites the apple tree, which famously inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. Photo: Berkeley Public Relations International Ltd

The Manor House and the Science Centre are open every day except Tuesdays for general visiting. Last entry to the site and to the Manor House is at 4.30pm.

Tickets start at £7.70 for adults and £3.85 for children. More info here.

Photo: Berkeley Public Relations International Ltd

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