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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Decorative and Applied Arts Collection
Description
The largest component of the overall collections is the oak furniture, comprising tables, chairs, dresser, aumbry and bed - they are mainly 17th century but also includes 18th and 19th century examples. Chest and settles from 17th and 18th century, a longcase clock. A 17th century bed. A globe. There are blue and white tinglazed earthenwares.
Format
Date range of collection
1700 - 1900
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

National Trust, Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth,23 Newton Way nr Grantham nr.Grantham Lincolnshire NG33 5NR United Kingdom
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DOMUS
EM000089 
Email
woolsthorpemanor@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
01476 860 338
Fax
01476 862826 
Visiting Information
See website.
Building Information
A small 17th century manor house, the birthplace and home of Sir Issac Newton.
Collections Overview
There were no indigenous contents with the house. The collections have been acquired through loans and bequests to reflect a 17th century Lincolnshire farmhouse. Collection includes small collection of personalia relating to Newton.
Display Overview
Woolsthorpe Manor was given to the National Trust by the Royal Society in 1947. Its significance is as the birthplace of Sir Issac Newton and this is reflected in the way the house is furnished and presented. Hands on science exhibits are provided in the main threshing barn.
Star Objects
Early edition of Newton's Principia Mathematica 1687.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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