The following excursions, which will be held the afternoon of Wednesday 24 April, can be booked when registration opens. Places are limited and allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit Woolsthorpe Manor and hear the story of Newton's time at Woolsthorpe, from his birth and childhood to the discoveries of his Year of Wonders. In the 17th century manor house you can stand in the room where he used a prism to split sunlight into the colours of the rainbow, exploring the nature of light. From the window you can see the apple tree in the orchard which inspired his theory of gravity.
Coming back to the present day, you can discover Newton's science for yourself in the hands-on Science Centre and walk to the village church (not National Trust) where he was baptised. For more than 300 years people have come to Woolsthorpe, drawn by his story to find their own inspiration in this place of genius.
Visit the centre to hear the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.
Visit the Bellfoundry, one of only two remaining bell foundries in the UK, to hear about how bells are are made, repaired and altered.
Participants attending this tour, must wear strong (not fabric) fully enclosed shoes (toes, sides and back must be covered with slits or gaps in the uppers) (brogues, trainers or boots are preferable) are to be worn for the tour of the works. Participants not wearing the appropriate footwear will be refused entry on health and safety grounds.