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Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books

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Story time visit

Excellent story telling. My little 3yr old joined in and loved it. The story teller was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NicoleGauk
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Great Day out

I had never been here before but my wife and young children had been before. I didn’t really know... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Motors101
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Stockton-on-Tees, 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...more
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent story telling. My little 3yr old joined in and loved it. The story teller was very animated and all the staff were so helpful and cheerful. Have joined for 1 yr now.More

Thank NicoleGauk
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit. Our story times are the mainstay of our daily programme Tuesday to Sunday, so we are delighted to hear that you and your 3 year old enjoyed them....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never been here before but my wife and young children had been before. I didn’t really know what to expect but was really impressed with the place that the kids loved to get dressed up and read the stories as they explored the...More

Thank Motors101
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Motors 101, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed exploring the museum with your family, and, recommending us as a day out with a difference. The staff work...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not waste your time or money. A place of false promises. We paid £25 for a family of 4 (plus granny) and I don't think we even spent an hour here. There were swarms of uncontrolled children, very limited activities and a craft activity...More

Thank jpalton
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear J Palton, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We call ourselves the National Centre for Children's Books because we are the only place in the UK that has an archive and collection of modern and contemporary children's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit was to compile research for my illustration degree. The building itself is wonderful from the outside and a feast of inspiration on the inside. I don't think I have ever met such helpful staff, they went above and beyond with information and advice....More

Thank Darcy M
7stories, Visitor services and customer relations coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Darcy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Often people think that Seven Stories is only for children, so It's good to know that you have enjoyed your visit and got lots out of it. All the very best...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018

A really special place to take little ones who enjoy books. The story times are a must - particularly the sensory story time, if you can get into them - as the story tellers are brilliant at bringing books to life. There’s also many books...More

Thank William O
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear William, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review after visiting us. Celebrating children's books and sharing stories are why we are here, so its lovely to know that you and your son enjoyed sharing them with us. Our Sensory...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

First visit. Very disappointed. 2 adults. 1 10 year old. May be 7 stories but all are very sparse with entertainment/activities. Not quite sure what 7S is trying to be. Could have spent £22 on books in Waterstones for a more lasting experience. Would not...More

Thank Peter_DL3
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator. at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books is the only place in the UK that collects and preserves manuscripts, illustrations and anything else related to British children's literature, like dummy...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Sunday Bank Holiday weekend - Young family son,daughter in law and their 2 year old plus Nana & Grandad (us) just short of £31 for us all - it's ok but some things could be better - books obviously fantastic - other add...More

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7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We did in deed get caught out on the Bank Holiday weekend as far as potatoes and soup were concerned, but its always lovely to welcome more people through our doors than expected. Seven...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We are annual membership holders, have been since my daughter was young. Whether you pop in for an hour or two to get crafty, have a treat from the cafe, listen to a fantastic story or get lost in a good book in the bookshop...More

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7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Nichola, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and goodness, what a review! When the Centre for the Children's Book was just a twinkle in the eyes of its founders, Mary Briggs and Elizabeth Hammill back in the mid...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Frankly was very disappointed £7.50 / adult, very little to suit a 12 year old, took us about 1/2 hour to walk the building. We did ask the staff for relevance, so felt a little duped, i feel it is more suited to children up...More

Thank Alanbgp
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

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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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