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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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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 from 24 April 2017.

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
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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Provider Features

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

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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Catering

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

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

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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Awards

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

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
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