Grantham Museum

Grantham Museum
Attractions | Grantham | Historic
For a modest Lincolnshire town, Grantham packs quite a punch with its prodigal sons and daughters: both the 17th century scientist Isaac Newton and late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At our volunteer-run museum we cherish the town's heritage with displays on these famous former inhabitants and our proud aviation heritage as well as exploring all the stories from Grantham and surrounding areas. Open all year on Thurs to Saturday 10am-4pm.
St Peter's Hill
Grantham
NG31 6PY
www.granthammuseum.org.uk
info@granthammuseum.org.uk
01476 568783

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St Peter's Hill
Grantham
NG31 6PY
www.granthammuseum.org.uk
info@granthammuseum.org.uk
01476 568783

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Waterloo Studios

Contemporary Studio accommodation all on one level with off road parking. Equipped to a high standard. Combined living areas – comfortable lounge with TV & DVD player, fully equipped kitchen area, dining area, double bed sleeping area and private wet room. Linen and towels included. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Patio furniture for outside dining. Free Wifi and Utilities. Waterloo Studios offers all you need for a comfortable, independent stay. The property neighbours Belton Woods Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort. Belton Garden Centre and National Trust’s Belton House are both within easy walking distance. It is an ideal location to explore all that Lincolnshire has to offer.

ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch is a very large, Italianate Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Grantham. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, as it was formerly known, was built in 1840. The excellent acoustics at ChristChurch, together with the original Foster and Andrew’s pipe organ is in demand by organ scholars as a practice and performance instrument. Many music events are held here, recently the sanctuary hosted a concert by the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (who played at the Royal wedding in 2018) with an audience of 500. The Chapel was also attended by Margaret Thatcher (nee Roberts) throughout her youth.

Belton House

Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house estate. Although built on a modest scale, it has a fine collection of porcelain and silver, a world-renowned library and architectural finesse that reflects the continued wealth and cultured tastes of its former owners, the Brownlow family. In more recent times, Belton has become a popular destination for families in search of outdoor fun, with seasonal trails and the National Trust’s largest outdoor adventure playground.

Downtown Department Store & Garden Centre

Both Downtown Grantham sites offer customers tasty treats from sweet to savoury. With homemade classics such as lasagne or cottage pie, this is a destination for home-comforts; a perfect pit-stop during shopping. Feeling adventurous – why not try the ‘scone of the week’? Hot and cold drinks, Cafe Culture brings customers a variety of refreshing options that are sure to tease those taste buds. Don’t forget to present your Rewards card to the team, every point counts!

St John the Baptist Church

Explore the history of this Grade 1 church dating from the 11th Century and one of the oldest churches in Lincolnshire – and discover its link with the family of Isaac Newton. See the font in which Isaac was baptised in January 1642 and the sundial he carved with a penknife aged 9. Learn about plans to restore the Newton Family Chapel and install a Newton Heritage Learning Centre, focussed on science and faith in Sir Isaac Newton’s life and work.

Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre

The Guildhall Arts Centre is a community-centred venue that aims to offer its customers an innovative, stimulating and quality arts experience. The venue hosts a variety of events including films, amateur dramatics and predominantly professional touring theatre productions. The Guildhall also has a range of rooms and a splendid Ballroom, for hire for exhibitions, weddings, parties and meetings. It is run by Cultural Services of South Kesteven District Council.

The Barn

Grade II listed, The Barn lies in a quiet corner of the conservation village of Folkingham, known as a ‘rural Georgian gem’. Converted to preserve its original character, it now has underfloor heating and power showers, together with open log fires and antique furniture. Breakfasts are all homemade or local, sausages are made from an old family recipe, eggs from free range chickens, and special diets can be catered for. Guests have a wide range of interesting places to visit, from Cathedrals to historic houses, the seashore to bird sanctuaries. The local lanes are ideal for walking or cycling.

Easton Holiday Cottages & Apartments

Visit and stay in the holiday cottages or loft apartments on the Easton estate. At the heart of the estate lies Easton Walled Gardens and all guests can visit the gardens when it is closed to the public, for an evening or morning walk. Visit the estate pub The Cholmeley Arms or walk round the quiet stone villages. Two holiday cottages have been decorated to the highest standard with big bathrooms. The loft apartments are beautiful and suitable for shorter stays such as weddings, workshops or corporate visits. They include kitchenettes and very comfortable beds. All accommodation is dog friendly and comes highly recommended by previous guests.

Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal towpath offers visitors a delightful 33 mile meander through the Vale of Belvoir. Opening in 1797, the canal’s prime purpose was transporting coal; fuelling the burgeoning industry and domestic needs of Grantham. Following closure in 1936, the canal is now under restoration. Between April and October, narrowboat cruises of 2, 3 or 4 hours, exclusive to your party, can be taken from Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. Tea & coffee is served throughout your cruise, all inclusive – why not bring a picnic hamper to enjoy as you glide through the pastoral landscape. Pre-booking required. More details on our website.

Easton Walled Gardens

The Coach House at Easton Walled Gardens offers a slightly unusual corporate experience. Here the emphasis is on the private light filled rooms that lead out to the courtyard and 12 acres of gardens. Previous clients tell us that they really can leave the office behind here and find inspiration and space to think. All catering and hospitality is managed by our own team to ensure reliability and consistent quality with personal attention to detail. Accommodation for up to 6 people is available above the meeting rooms. Join The Woodland Trust, Lincolnshire County Council and Interflora who all regularly use our meeting spaces.

Ancaster Leisure Activity Centre

Ancaster Leisure is a family run business, first established in November 1991. It’s now the largest multi activity site in Lincolnshire!

The Ancaster site itself has developed into a huge multi-activity indoor and outdoor pursuits and activity venue; complimented by the acquisition of another fantastic site near Grantham, in partnership with Belton Woods Hotel at Belton. Both sites are open to the public – and all year round!

Choose from a terrific array of activities, including Karting, Quad Biking, Paintball, 10 pin bowling, Nerf, Archery, Air pistols, Laser Tag and Airsoft – plus much more. We also have an on-site restaurant. We cater for individuals, parties and corporate events and run school holiday Kids’ Clubs.

Ancaster site is open Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-8pm – closes at 5.30pm unless pre-booked (closed Tues/Wed) Belton Woods site is open on Monday and Thursday to Sunday 9am-4pm. (closed Tues/Wed)
Come and have Fun with a capital F!

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The Angel & Royal Hotel

A beautiful historic coaching inn conveniently located in the centre of the market town of Grantham. Dating back to 1203, the Angel has hosted no less than seven Royal visitors over the centuries. With 31 individually styled bedrooms and suites, bar, bistro and the stunning King’s Room restaurant, this charming hotel offers a comfortable home from home feel, with real fires during the winter months and al fresco dining during the summer.

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ChristChurch Grantham

ChristChurch is a very large, Italianate Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Grantham. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, as it was formerly known, was built in 1840. The excellent acoustics at ChristChurch, together with the original Foster and Andrew’s pipe organ is in demand by organ scholars as a practice and performance instrument. Many music events are held here, recently the sanctuary hosted a concert by the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (who played at the Royal wedding in 2018) with an audience of 500. The Chapel was also attended by Margaret Thatcher (nee Roberts) throughout her youth.

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Grantham Civic Society

Grantham Civic Society’s motto is ‘Preserve the good in the old and encourage the good in the new’.
We provide a heritage service installing Blue Plaques and information boards in Grantham. We also take guided walks for visitors and hold talks and lectures, all by our volunteers. We also publish books about the town.

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