I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history.

One at the top of my list is Isaac Newton.

I can see you can visit his home and do experiments. Even do a homestay. And see the Apple Tree.

I can see you can go to where he was Warden of the Mint, and see items from his estate.

At Cambridge, Trinity College - there appears to be a room (by appointment), a statue, an Apple tree. It also appears to have the Wren library of his papers and personal effects.

He appears to have a monument at Westminster Abbey.

But can you visit a museum with a display about his life and works?

My question is: Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isaac Newton?


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No, there isn't such a museum in the entire United Kingdom. Wikipedia has an extremely comprehensive list of museums in the UK, but none of them include a place dedicated to Newton.

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    I'm skeptical that you can really know that none of these have a Newton display or similar. In fact, I'd anticipate some do.
    – CMaster
    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:27
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    @CMaster there's no museum dedicated to Newton but hundreds of them can have a Newton exhibit at some point
    – JonathanReez
    Apr 6, 2017 at 10:28

The Tower of London has a section on the Royal Mint, which includes a small piece on Isaac Newton. The tower is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in political and military history. However, there is not too much scientific history there.

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