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Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Love taking our grandchildren

Great place to visit with young children. We have visited often with our pre school grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GeordieTraveller0
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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
Very disappointed with Mini Peas Vs. Mini Penguins: A Tiny Festive Adventure!

We went here as a family as great fans of the evil pea book. The event was described as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sjj1960
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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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...more
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The National The Centre For Childrens Books 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with young children. We have visited often with our pre school grandchildren and are never disappointed. Story times are always popular. The staff are very enthusiastic and child friendly. The books and interactive displays are a fascination for our grandchildren and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeordieTraveller0
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator. at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Geordie Traveller, Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for giving us 5 booky stars. What an uplifting review for a Monday morning! It is lovely to know that you and your grandchildren are getting so much out of each...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a family as great fans of the evil pea book. The event was described as particularly suitable for the youngest visitors, but at one point there was a poorly filmed "news items" featuring Trevor McDonald interviewing some sort of frozen produce....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sjj1960
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear sjj1960, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for giving us three booky stars. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the Seven Stories museum and found it to be a creative and child friendly environment. During December we are running...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a small person we did not go around the whole centre but the cafe and bookshop were really good and the activities on offer looked exciting. The area of Ouseburn makes for a charming walk and there are other things to do nearby that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WRanger2014
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear WRanger 2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and giving us 5 booky stars. We are more than happy to share them with our neighbours in the Ouseburn Valley, which, as you quite rightly say has so much...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent story telling. My little 3yr old joined in and loved it. The story teller was very animated and all the staff were so helpful and cheerful. Have joined for 1 yr now.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NicoleGauk
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit. Our story times are the mainstay of our daily programme Tuesday to Sunday, so we are delighted to hear that you and your 3 year old enjoyed them....More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I had never been here before but my wife and young children had been before. I didn’t really know what to expect but was really impressed with the place that the kids loved to get dressed up and read the stories as they explored the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Motors101
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Hello Motors 101, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed exploring the museum with your family, and, recommending us as a day out with a difference. The staff work...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Do not waste your time or money. A place of false promises. We paid £25 for a family of 4 (plus granny) and I don't think we even spent an hour here. There were swarms of uncontrolled children, very limited activities and a craft activity...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jpalton
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear J Palton, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We call ourselves the National Centre for Children's Books because we are the only place in the UK that has an archive and collection of modern and contemporary children's...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

My visit was to compile research for my illustration degree. The building itself is wonderful from the outside and a feast of inspiration on the inside. I don't think I have ever met such helpful staff, they went above and beyond with information and advice....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Darcy M
7stories, Visitor services and customer relations coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Dear Darcy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Often people think that Seven Stories is only for children, so It's good to know that you have enjoyed your visit and got lots out of it. All the very best...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

A really special place to take little ones who enjoy books. The story times are a must - particularly the sensory story time, if you can get into them - as the story tellers are brilliant at bringing books to life. There’s also many books...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William O
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear William, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review after visiting us. Celebrating children's books and sharing stories are why we are here, so its lovely to know that you and your son enjoyed sharing them with us. Our Sensory...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

First visit. Very disappointed. 2 adults. 1 10 year old. May be 7 stories but all are very sparse with entertainment/activities. Not quite sure what 7S is trying to be. Could have spent £22 on books in Waterstones for a more lasting experience. Would not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter_DL3
7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator. at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books is the only place in the UK that collects and preserves manuscripts, illustrations and anything else related to British children's literature, like dummy...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the Sunday Bank Holiday weekend - Young family son,daughter in law and their 2 year old plus Nana & Grandad (us) just short of £31 for us all - it's ok but some things could be better - books obviously fantastic - other add...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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7stories, Visitor Services and Customer Relations Coordinator at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We did in deed get caught out on the Bank Holiday weekend as far as potatoes and soup were concerned, but its always lovely to welcome more people through our doors than expected. Seven...More

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I'd say no, not with children.
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Response from 155rachel | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I've only just seen your question! I hope you did visit but if you didn't then I certainly recommend you take her. There is plenty for her to do and in particular there is one room which has dressing up... More
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