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Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books

The National Centre For Childrens Books 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 300 330 1095
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Great day out with small children

My girlfriend decided she fancied a wander round ouseburn with the daughter as it was a lovely day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Allen1892
via mobile
Four grandchildren love their visit to Seven Stories

My grandchildren are aged 9, 6, 4 and 4; they live near Portsmouth and I live in Saltburn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rosemarynicholls9
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Seven Stories is the National home of Children's Books. There is no other place like it in the UK. Everything we do celebrates children's books, their creators and their readers. Many of the best loved books for children are written by British authors and illustrators, changing the lives of those who read and enjoy them. We select original artwork and manuscripts - from first scribbles to finished books - to create our innovative exhibitions and popular events. Seven Stories' unique exhibitions, lively events and playful activities bring children's books to life - every day for everyone - making us a place to remember.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“story telling” (30 reviews)
“dressing up” (11 reviews)
“craft area” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The National Centre For Childrens Books 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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+44 300 330 1095
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend decided she fancied a wander round ouseburn with the daughter as it was a lovely day so I tagged along. We met up with a group of friends who also had small children and headed to seven stories. The place is amazing for...More

Thank Allen1892
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandchildren are aged 9, 6, 4 and 4; they live near Portsmouth and I live in Saltburn Cleveland. I am a frequent visitor to the bookshop and have long wanted to bring the grandchildren to Seven Stories. However, I have been daunted by the...More

Thank rosemarynicholls9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an opportunity to visit this amazing place dedicated to everything about Children's literature. Housed in an old Mill building, the name "7 Stories" is a play on words, with the centre set over 7 levels. Both Children & Adults alike will be filled with...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think its a great place for family with children, there's area where the children can dress up as different character, and there are story telling time as well. There's also different exhibition at different period of time.

Thank Yvonne N
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Being one of those places that you always think of going to but never get around to it, when it was opening it's doors for free during the heritage open day, we jumped at the chance! But unfortunately we will not be back! Apart from...More

Thank GeordieBoo
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great place to visit and learn about different story books. The Ronald Dahl poem live show was excellent and our children loved the whole day. Great place

Thank wilky002
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review! Our Story Catcher team work very hard to deliver an engaging and entertaining programme. We have a Roald Dahl weekend coming up soon, too!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Hmmmm. The National Centre for Children's Books. Where do I start? Well the name for starters. It totally gives you the wrong impression. I'm a teacher, I collect children's literature and having first heard about this centre a few years ago I could not wait...More

2  Thank noah82172
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your day as we would have hoped. We appreciate your feedback and hope to answer some of the points...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Interesting and well maintained with friendly, welcoming staff. The current "comic" area was superb and we could have stayed in that area alone all day! Food is good and plentiful at the price. The area around is worth a walk too. Highly recommended.

Thank Phil P
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Phil, Thank you so much for your kind review. We're extremely proud of our new Comics exhibition and we're glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had a nice time here with friends a few young children (2-6 years) but only because we made it fun. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice place but I really don't understand why we paid £23. Essentially a few floors with some...More

Thank justanotherfish
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi, Thank you for leaving feedback about your visit with us. Seven Stories is a charity and while we do receive some funding, we do need to charge admission to supplement this in order to stay open. We understand that our admission costs can prove...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Been a few times now to 7 stories, and finally bought a season pass. This place is absolutely fantastic for children and families. The staff are super enthusiastic and go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable. This is a regular must visit...More

Thank Ben S
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi Ben, Thank you so much for your review. The Ouseburn area is really growing at the moment and we're very proud to be a part of that. Our staff work extremely hard to deliver the best visitor experience (and soup) possible, so we'll be...More

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Bfordx
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Great for all ages She will love it
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SianArcher
22 March 2017|
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Response from 7stories | Property representative |
As Tony says, it is indeed a lovely walk along the river. You can also get the Metro to Manors and walk along New Bridge Street then down on to Stepney Bank. If you follow the road down and round to the right at the bottom... More
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