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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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Love Stories? love this place

Today I spent an great day looking at the displays and facilities on all 6 levels, and was most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rolf B
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
Great for young children...

Great but it is mainly aimed at children younger than around 10. Really good place to go, with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
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“story telling” (34 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 yesterday

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

Thank Rolf B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Emo_Monkey_239
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Glassysteph
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

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 4 weeks ago 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 review

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank anon24252009
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with our family, February half term. Our two year old grandson was with us. Quite expensive entrance fee but we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Story teller was brilliant, our grandson was engrossed. Lots to see and plenty of things children allowed to touch. Room...More

Thank layfield225
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing us. We're really pleased to hear that you had a good time and that your grandson enjoyed story time. As you would expect, stories are extremely important to us. The team love nothing more than jumping in to action...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We saw there was an exhibition on for Aliens Love Underpants and decided to give it a go. I was a little sceptical as the entry fee seemed quite a lot, however now I've visited I think it's well worth the admission fee! Lots to...More

Thank LYPud
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Well, what a lovely review. We are always over the moon when we welcome new people and they enjoy being with us so much that they buy an annual pass so they can come and see us again and again! Our annual passes are great...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife is an ex-teacher and was keen to see Seven Stories which we have unsuccessfully tried to fit in on previous visits to Newcastle. We are both retired and visited without children. We hold Art Pass membership which gave us free access. The reception...More

Thank JAJH1
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you managed to visit and that you enjoyed exploring Seven Stories. We tour our exhibitions around the UK so there may be one near to you in the future! The Bears! gallery has been very popular as so many...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We often come to Seven Stories, today I visited with my 2 boys and niece (2, 4, 5). I was happy to see Elaina as she's amazing with little ones. The new bear and alien rooms are great, the alien room especially is probably my...More

Thank Rebecca P
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing Seven Stories, Rebecca. We're very happy to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and our Story Catchers will be thrilled to hear your comments. We all really appreciate that families choose to visit Seven Stories to spend quality...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

"Seven Stories" really is a little gem, a lovely venue for young booklovers. There are plenty of exhibits to explore, with recognisable storybook characters, and racks of dressing-up clothes for little ones to act out their own stories. On the top floor is a giant...More

Thank RadioGuyNottingham
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

We can't begin to tell you how wonderful it feels when we read such a brilliant review! Feedback is so important to us - good or bad - and we love it when our visitors take the time to comment on as many aspects of...More

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SianArcher
How do I get there using the metro?
22 March 2017|
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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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