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Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books

The National The Centre For Childrens Books 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 300 330 1095
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An ideal venue for reading

Seven Stories is a centre to encourage children to read. Spread over 7 floors, there are colourful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynne P
Brilliant

A fab place to go lots of books to read, the story time was brilliant the girl who read was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“story telling” (32 reviews)
“book shop” (24 reviews)
“dressing up” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The National The Centre For Childrens Books 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seven Stories is a centre to encourage children to read. Spread over 7 floors, there are colourful displays of well known books, visiting authors, dressing up areas and story times as well as a cafe and shop. The price to go in is not cheap...More

Thank Lynne P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fab place to go lots of books to read, the story time was brilliant the girl who read was amazing very interactive with the children. I was feeling a little unwell that day and the lady in coffee shop showed me so much kindness,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In our group we have 4 children from 1 year up to 6 years and there was plenty to do for all of them. Every floor had a different focus and all were great fun for our whole family. We especially enjoyed the Aliens love...More

Thank Suzi C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went wed15th, paid £23 and felt like we wasted it. We went 4 years ago with our daughter and remember it being fun and being able to go into the attic listen to stories and dress up. When we visited we were not told...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

7 Storeys/Stories is listed on Google maps as a children's bookstore, but it's really an event and exhibition space with the opportunity to purchase examples. The place throngs with storytelling, especially for younger children (and their parents). Where it isn't in full action, the exhibits...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Attended as part of an organised event with my three year old boy were he learned about smelly pants, bums,and related language. Perhaps employing more emotionally intelligent story tellers would benefit this establishment. Unless the general level of humour and education is relatively low in...More

3  Thank Suzana N
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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Suzana, thanks for letting us know what you thought of your visit.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

everywhere you go in Seven Stories there are places to sit....and once you find your book ....you sit and sit.If your child does this you have given them the key to a new world.

1  Thank Jen W
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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

What a lovely review Jen. We like to think that we help open up new worlds for children - so thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Wonderful for children young and old. Range of galleries with things to do and lots and lots of books. Growing up this was a favourite with the children

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your post - we are really pleased to hear that Seven Stories was such a favourite with the children!

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Great day for familys with young children. Plenty of fun and activities the children can get involved in. Cafe area is good value with some good choices for children and adults.

Thank jcburnicle
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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Thanks very much for the great feedback!

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a regular here now for about 3 years. Our two boys love this place, the eldest takes himself off and reads whilst the youngest always finds new hidden corners to explore. I love the fact that there are many like minded people who...More

Thank 11Lexi11
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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Such lovely feedback, thank you. We like to think that Seven Stories appeals to adults as much as children so glad to hear that your inner child comes out to play too!

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Airdry
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I'd say no, not with children.
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Response from 155rachel | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I've only just seen your question! I hope you did visit but if you didn't then I certainly recommend you take her. There is plenty for her to do and in particular there is one room which has dressing up... More
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