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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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AMAZING !

Took my 8 year old for the first time and she loved it, especially having the chance to make her... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
debcul79
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Great day out

Spent time at the Seven Stories today. Great staff who were happy to chat to us and grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet H
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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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

Took my 8 year old for the first time and she loved it, especially having the chance to make her own comic.there was a great little performance which she loved but what makes the place extra special is the staff,they are all warm,friendly&welcoming and brilliant...More

Thank debcul79
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Well, what can we say? We are blushing at all the lovely compliments! Absolutely thrilled to hear that your daughter enjoyed her first visit to Seven Stories. Our exciting new exhibition, Comics, only opened on Friday and we've seen some incredible work by budding comic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent time at the Seven Stories today. Great staff who were happy to chat to us and grandchildren. Wonderful story teller who involved all of the group. Great selection of books to purchase and staff who spent time with the eldest asking what she liked...More

Thank Janet H
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, Janet. We're so pleased to hear that your family enjoyed spending time with us. We love nothing more than helping people to have fun! We hope to see you again soon. Our new exhibition,...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017

Checked this place out not really knowing what to expect. No kids with us, but we're fans of illustration and thought we'd check it out anyway. I imagine you would get a lot more for your money if you go with kids but we still...More

Thank Joseph C
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Well, Joseph C, it was a real treat to read your comments. We often have adults visiting without children but we rarely get any feedback, unless they're part of a group visit, so we're really grateful that you chose to review us. We're so pleased...More

Reviewed May 31, 2017

Every time I visit, I love the feeling of stepping into a world of books. There is everything a children's books fanatic could want. I visited with my daughter and her three children aged 1, 2 & 3. I'm honestly not sure who enjoyed it...More

Thank 155rachel
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

Well, we are blushing! What a treat to read such a wonderful review! Your comments will be shared with the whole team and will be received with huge smiles all round. We cannot tell you how happy it makes us that your action-packed family outing...More

Reviewed May 29, 2017

Our two girls (aged 7 and 5) love the place, so much so that we have an annual pass! Fantastically fun and friendly staff, and interesting exhibitions centred aorund children's authors and artists, make this the place to be if your children like stories! Professional...More

Thank Iain C
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Well, Iain, we couldn't be happier to hear that your little ladies enjoy spending their time here! We're so grateful to you for taking the time to review us. As you know, we are passionate about children's books and we love nothing more than helping...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017

Today I spent an great day looking at the displays and facilities on all 6 levels, and was most impressed by everything. I was looking it from the viewpoint of a storyteller, and therefore looking how the place was set up, how the staff worked,...More

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7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you fully appreciated all of our facilities. We're always thrilled when we get such positive feedback as our team work really hard to...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Great but it is mainly aimed at children younger than around 10. Really good place to go, with fancy dress and story telling.More

Thank Emo_Monkey_239
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

Thank you very much for posting a review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do have lots for younger children but we try to offer something for everyone. We have an exhibition opening in time for the summer holidays which is aimed at slightly...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We have an annual pass so decided to entertain my 4yr old and 19 month old while Daddy works this bank holiday. We hadn't seen the Aliens love Underpants or the Bear exhibition which were both great! Seven stories offers a range of different activities....More

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7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

We are so pleased to hear you liked the Bears exhibition and our new Aliens room. We love hearing that families have enjoyed their time together exploring our building. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. It's really helpful for...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

I brought my 3 children aged 11, 9 and 5 up from York for the day to visit Seven Stories. My two eldest girls had been twice before with their Grandma who lives in Newcastle. We got there very easily from the station on the...More

Thank doublemummy
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Well, we're very glad to hear that you all had a good time especially as you travelled up from York to be with us! It's great to hear that you found it easy to get here on the Q3. We're a little bit out of...More

Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited Seven Stories for the first time today with our 2 year old and 4 year old and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Our first impressions were made as soon as we entered. Every area celebrates reading with lovely touches. The guy at the...More

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7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Well, we're feeling very proud of ourselves right now! Thank you so much for reviewing us so comprehensively. We actively encourage visitors to tell us what they think and it's wonderful when someone takes the time to provide comments on every aspect of their visit,...More

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SianArcher
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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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