Step Inside a Storybook at Seven Stories in Newcastle

Once upon a time… Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. Celebrate children’s books, their creators and their readers at this unique museum in the heart of Newcastle. Explore the innovative exhibitions and marvel at the original artwork and manuscripts on display; documenting the process from first scribbles to finished books. It is a magical place of words, art, and interactive activities and has a wonderful heritage of children’s literature – from The Famous Five to We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

How much does it cost?

Access to the permanent exhibition, cafes and bookshop is completely FREE! However, the touring exhibitions must be booked in advance and tickets start at £6.50 per person.

A special place for lovers of children’s books of any age, bring your favourite tales to life with playful activities and lively events. Visit the storytelling spaces, shadow puppets show and arts and crafts section. Feel free to ask the wonderful staff anything and they’ll prove how much they genuinely love and care about what they do! The centre has an incredible library containing over 35,000 rare and unique books. Go on an adventure and visit the castle! Or relax with a read and a cuppa in the lovely cafe.

Including amazing materials from iconic authors and illustrators such as:

  • Michael Morpurgo
  • Philip Pullman
  • Enid Blyton
  • Robert Westall
  • Judith Kerr
  • Edward Ardizzone
  • Kaye Webb

Open seven days a week 10:00-5:00, the centre takes 2-3 hours to fully appreciate.

…And they all lived happily ever after.

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