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Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
Phone Number: 0845 271 0777
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Pricey but occasionally has some great exhibits

A great place to visit - for adults and children alike - but pretty pricey. Still it's worth it to see some of the original manuscripts and illustrations they often have on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Annie N
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Bought a family ticket and didn't really know what to expect but it was a brilliant day my 2 children absolutely loved it. The staff were really hands on and great with the kids. The lady on reception who gave me directions back to Newcastle city centre was lovely. Will be back soon and will highly recommend .😊

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We hope to see you and your family back at Seven Stories exploring books and stories together again very soon. Best Wishes Lauren Regan-Ingram p.s Glad you found your way back to the city centre :) More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

After a visit in Feb with my 2 and 5 year old they have asked repeatedly to go back so I thought I would do a return visit to cheŕck out the refurbishment. On my last visit I gave 4 stars, not 5 as I felt the centre was let down by the lack of picnic facilities coupled with too... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi, We are so pleased to hear that you have re-visited Seven Stories and that you like the improvements. We really took on board all of the comments that were passed on to make the best visitor experience possible, we couldn't have done it without you. I hope you are looking forward to visiting again and again with your annual... More 

Washington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fantastic place to visit for all book lovers of all ages. Took my 2 year old and 13 year old and they both loved the reading, playing, listening and adventure of seven stories. The staff were great and the lady singing twinkle twinkle little star the rock version was fantastic (all be it took my 2 year old by shock)... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Fantastic place to visit for all book lovers of all ages. Took my 2 year old and 13 year old and they both loved the reading, playing, listening and adventure of seven stories. The staff were great and the lady singing twinkle twinkle little star the rock version was fantastic (all be it took my 2 year old by shock)... More 

Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A great, creative and interactive celebration of literature for children. There are gorgeous original illustrations, storytimes, activities spread throughout the building, and interactive story drama on offer. Seems to be a focus on younger children, but suitable for all ages - I loved it (aged 44 and a half).

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for such a brilliant review - it is great to hear that you enjoyed your day (especially the beautiful original illustrations which we love). We hope to see you and your family back at Seven Stories again very soon. Best Wishes The Seven Stories Team More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A great place to visit - for adults and children alike - but pretty pricey. Still it's worth it to see some of the original manuscripts and illustrations they often have on display and the bookshop is a great place to wander around. The Cluny pub is a stone's throw away, so you can have a nice lunch there and... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we hope that you can join us and explore our brand new visitor experience and three new exhibitions when we re-open on Sunday 19 July. Best Wishes Lauren Regan-Ingram More 

England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Would have really liked to have visited Seven Stories during the recent Easter holidays with my two children. I rang three times on two different days for further information that wasn't covered on their website. Unfortunately no one picked up my call. I then decided to email them but once again I didn't receive a reply. If the staff can't... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi, I am sorry to hear that you had trouble getting through to Seven Stories. If you could please email lauren.regan-ingram@sevenstories.org.uk with the date of your calls and email we will look into this for you. We hope that you and your family will visit us once we re-open on Sunday 19 July. Best Wishes, Lauren Regan-Ingram More 

Darlington, England
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a great idea for an attraction - just right if you have kids. It's in a very endearing part of Newcastle in a lovely (if undersized) space. The problem is, the way in which the attraction attempts to bring books to life is a little formulaic and superficial, especially considering the price. Sure, there are a few video... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for your feedback, it has been passed on to our Senior Management Team. We are currently closed for refurbishment and will take all of these points on board as we look at how to make Seven Stories even more magical and enjoyable for children and their families. We hope that you and your family will come... More 

newcastle upon tyne
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Brilliant…had a lovely day my grand daughter loved this, lots of books, dressing up, a little performance by red riding hood, which was great, then story time, nice food in cafe.. loved it.

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are really pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best Wishes Lauren Regan - Ingram More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

... there was a place where you could go to have an adventure finding out lots and lots about children's books and the people who write them. Plus there's dressing up! And regular story times! And there's the Creation Station - I'll let you find out about that. One word for grown ups - the charge to get in is... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a magical time here at Seven Stories. The Easter Holidays will be the last chance to visit us before we close for exciting refurbishment work from Monday 20 April - July 2015. We will re-open with 3 brand new exhibitions and an enhanced... More 

Carnwath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Live shows, audience participation, books and more books and dressing up and the gruffallo and signed books to buy and the best lunch I have ever had at any attraction for the best price. What more can you ask for??? We amused a very active and inquisative 11 and 4 year old for the while morning here, without a hitch.... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for sharing your lovely experience with us, I have passed this on to our café team too. We hope to see you and your family back at Seven Stories very soon, we have some fantastic Easter events programmed before we close for exciting refurbishment work from Monday 20 April - July 2015. Best Wishes Lauren... More 

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Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
Phone Number: 0845 271 0777
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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