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Seven Stories

About

Some people say there are only seven stories in the world but a thousand different ways of telling them. Seven Stories is about the thousand ways. This unique charity has recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary after opening its doors in 2005.

Seven Stories is committed to preserving literature heritage for children after the 1990’s saw most of Britain’s most influential literature being sold to international collectors.

A great day out for the whole family, visitors can explore the amazing world of children’s books where magical words and pictures are brought to life through exhibitions, activities and special events.

Explore your own creativity through writing, illustration and crafts or uncover a world of storytelling with dressing up and dramatic fun in the Seven Stories theatre. The Seven Stories Visitor Centre also includes an independent children’s bookshop and Café with a great selection of home cooked food.

Find Seven Stories tucked under the Byker Bridge in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, the perfect storybook setting.

Seven Stories is a registered charity number 1056812. Supported by Arts Council and Newcastle City Council.

Seven Stories is closed on Mondays during term time.

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books accessibility: Seven Stories aim to ensure all visitors have a comfortable and engaging experience at their venue. Provisions include free ear defenders on arrival to ensure a more comfortable experience, hearing loops, a fully accessible toilet with height adjustable changing bench, height adjustable wash basin, shower and a hoist and changing bed. Visitors can also take advantage of monthly Early Bird Openings for visitors with an autistic spectrum condition, Sensory Story times and relaxed performances.

 

Opening Times

Seven Stories (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*

* Closed Mondays during Term Time.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.70 per ticket type
Baby (up to 12months)Free
Child (4-16)£6.60 per ticket type
Concession£6.60 per ticket type
Concession Family£18.70 per ticket type
Family (1 ad, 3 children or 2 ad, 2 children)£23.10 per ticket type
Family+ (1 ad, 4 children or 2 ad, 3 children)£27.50 per ticket type
Toddler (1-3 years)£2.50 per ticket type

Great value annual passes also available. See the Seven Stories website for details.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find us tucked under the Byker Bridge in Newcastle's Ouseburn Valley, the perfect storybook setting.For directions from the A1 North or the A1 South, please see our website: www.sevenstories.org.uk/stepinside/howtogethere.php

Public Transport Directions

The nearest Metro Stations are Byker and Manors. There are also a number of buses that run to the Ouseburn Valley. For more information, please see our website; www.sevenstories.org.uk/stepinside/howtogethere.php

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - This is a loop system and is only in parts of the building.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site - This is public.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Adult £4 Child £3
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre - Just outside Newcastle City Centre in the Ouseburn Valley
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Wednesday, 27th September 2017 - Thursday, 27th September 2018

Sensory Stories at Seven Stories
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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Story Time at Seven Stories
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Tuesday, 10th October 2017 - Monday, 10th December 2018

Little Gallery Explorers at Seven Stories
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Luna Loves Library Day with Joseph Coelho
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Thursday, 29th March 2018 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

Time to Get Up Exhibition at Seven Stories
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Friday, 22nd June 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Winged Tales of the North
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Thursday, 21st June 2018 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

Where Your Wings Were: Journeys with David Almond at Seven Stories
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Thursday, 2nd August 2018 - Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Nest Makers Tour at Seven Stories
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Thursday, 2nd August 2018 - Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Magpies Tour at Seven Stories
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Monday, 27th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

Step into the Wild Woods with Chris Riddell
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Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Heritage Open Days at Seven Stories: Building History and Tour
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Friday, 21st September 2018 - Friday, 21st September 2018

Ladies of Midnight Blue at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 22nd September 2018 - Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Fighting Knights and Riding Bikes with Gabrielle Kent at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 22nd September 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Words, Wings and Tees at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 29th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

The Wild Robot Illustration Masterclass at Seven Stories
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Sunday, 30th September 2018 - Sunday, 30th September 2018

Rusty the Squeaky Robot at Seven Stories
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Sunday, 7th October 2018 - Sunday, 7th October 2018

Magical Creatures with Liz Flanagan at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Sunday, 14th October 2018

What Can You See Deep in the Sea at Seven Stories
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 - Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Staring into Space with Lauren Child
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Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Little Listeners at Seven Stories
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Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Little Singers at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

NCLA Creative Saturday at Seven Stories
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Thursday, 8th November 2018 - Thursday, 8th November 2018

Ink and Drink with Tom Percival at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Saturday, 10th November 2018

Story in a Suitcase with Tom Percival at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

Once upon a Tyne... at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

Undiscovered Land: Write like David Almond at Seven Stories
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Sunday, 18th November 2018 - Sunday, 18th November 2018

Wavering Boundaries at Seven Stories
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Sunday, 18th November 2018 - Sunday, 18th November 2018

Tales of the Tyne at Seven Stories
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Friday, 23rd November 2018 - Friday, 23rd November 2018

Little Piano Stories at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Saturday, 24th November 2018

Snug at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Saturday, 24th November 2018

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey at Seven Stories
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Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Saturday, 24th November 2018

Songs from the Dam: Kathryn Tickell and David Almond with Amy Thatcher
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Friday, 31st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

(Re)making memories
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Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2014
  • Visit England Code of Practice 2014

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