A market town within the county of Lincolnshire, England, Grantham is positioned near the A1 road and the River Witham.
The town is best known as the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as well as being the place where Isaac Newton went to school. Amongst the many features of the town there is an ancient Roman road as well as the site of Oliver Cromwell's first advantage over Royalists at Gonerby Moor.
Grantham Museum, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PY (01476) 568783
With a collection stretching from the late 19th Century to early 20th Century, Grantham Museum preserves the history of Grantham and its surrounding areas.
With an archaeological collection that includes Saxon urns; to items relating to the RAF 617 Squadron (the Dambusters); the museum is also hoping to house the collections of Margaret Thatcher and Sir Isaac Newton; both ‘children’ of Grantham.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth NG33 5PD (01476) 860338
Containing probably the most famous apple tree in the history of the world, Woolsthorpe Manor was the birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton. The tree in the grounds of the manor is part of the original apple tree under which Newton formed his theory of gravity.
Visitors can still see Newton’s graffiti in some parts of the house, and the upstairs rooms are left laid out in readiness for his scientific experiments.