Sir Isaac Newton

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Most people know that Isaac Newton, the famous scientist, was born at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, where he famously saw the apple fall and discovered Gravity.

Not everyone knows that he was educated in Grantham, at the Kings School, where he carved his name on the wall, and studied Mathematics and Latin.

He lived at the Apothecary Shop of William Clarke, a bustling sometimes chaotic household on the Great North Road – a far cry from sleepy Woolsthorpe. Here he was able to read books and carry out experiments – things which significantly contributed to his future scientific career 

Grantham Museum’s Newton exhibition features a recreation of the Apothecary shop, complete with things to touch, smell and taste. An interactive map will show you the places Newton knew, still visible in the modern town

And you can find out why Newton put a needle in his eye!