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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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Pricey for what it is.

We had a nice time here with friends a few young children (2-6 years) but only because we made it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
justanotherfish
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Simply Amazing

Been a few times now to 7 stories, and finally bought a season pass. This place is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ben S
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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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“story telling” (37 reviews)
“dressing up” (11 reviews)
“enid blyton” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 2 days ago 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 today

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 2 days ago

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 today

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven stories is a fantastic idea and a lovely way to get the imagination going. They do story sessions which are brilliant and gave me lots of ideas on how to improve story telling at home. There is a little cafe and gift shop as...More

Thank Samantha F
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Samantha, Thank you so much for your kind words, we're so pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit with us. We're very proud of our exhibitions, cafe and bookshop so its fantastic to hear feedback like this. We absolutely love that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, together with our 3 year old son had a wonderful day at Seven Stories. Lovely lunch in the cafe - my husband was pleased to see the gluten free selection of sandwiches and cakes and our son loved the life-size tiger...More

Thank coopernkm
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're delighted that your family enjoyed your time at Seven Stories. Our Exhibitions team worked very hard on delivering engaging spaces for children of all ages so its great to have this reaffirmed in your review. We're extremely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 17 June 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 19 June 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 31 May 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 1 June 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 29 May 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 30 May 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 24 May 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 30 May 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

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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Great for all ages She will love it
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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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