Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Seven Stories the National Centre for Childrens Books


Seven Stories is The National Centre for Children's Books. We select original artwork and manuscripts - from first scribbles to finished books - to create our innovative exhibitions and popular events.Seven Stories celebrates children's books. How books are made, where they come from and how we can enjoy and share them. It's a great day out for the whole family! 

Find us at...

  • Seven Stories the National Centre for Childrens Books
  • 30 Lime Street
  • Ouseburn
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • NE6 5AD

Our family-friendly offer

Seven Stories has a packed schedule of events for all ages - including visits from well-known authors and illustrators, workshops, talks, laughs and much more. Join our Story Catchers daily for fun and interactive story times and performances.


Accessibility

Seven Stories aims to be accessible for all visitors and facilities include accessible toilets, lift to all floors, hearing loops, large print available on request, baby change facilities and subtitled films.  For more detailed information, visit the website:
www.sevenstories.org.uk/visit/accessibility


Our Events

  • Where Your Wings Were....Journeys with David Almond
    Newcastle

    Where Your Wings Were....Journeys with David Almond

    21-Jun-2018 00:00 AM - 30-Jun-2019

    Embark on a journey through Tyneside like never before, discovering how its landscapes, language and people inspired the magical stories of David Almond.

    7 - 16 years
    Age Friendly
  • Elmer and Friends: Anytime Tales
    Newcastle

    Elmer and Friends: Anytime Tales

    25-May-2019 11:30 AM - 25-Jun-2019 12:15 PM

    Anytime Tales are short animated films based on the bestselling books by David McKee;  Not Now, Bernard, Elmer, The Sad Story of Veronica who Played the Violin,  The Hill and the Rock, Two C...

    Age Friendly
  • Alex Milway: Hotel Flamingo
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Alex Milway: Hotel Flamingo

    23-Jun-2019 14:30 PM - 15:15 PM
    30

    Check in at Hotel Flamingo, the funniest and sunniest hotel in town, for musical sing-alongs and live illustration with author-illustrator Alex Milway.

    5 - 8 years
  • FREE
    Sense Explorers
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Sense Explorers

    29-Jun-2019 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
    30

    We use our senses every day. But have you ever used them to make places better?

    8 - 16 years
  • Elmer’s Special ‘Drag’ Strut
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Elmer’s Special ‘Drag’ Strut

    30-Jun-2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    It’s Elmer’s special day and everyone is invited!  What makes your family special? What do you like most about yourself?  Wear what’s on the inside, outside, and show the w...

    0 - 16 years
  • Elmer’s ‘Special Day’ Strut
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Elmer’s ‘Special Day’ Strut

    07-Jul-2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    It’s Elmer’s special day and everyone is invited!  What makes your family special? What do you like most about yourself?  Wear what’s on the inside, outside, and show the w...

    0 - 16 years
  • Writing Masterclass
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Writing Masterclass

    13-Jul-2019 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
    30

    A story truly comes to life when the reader feels part of the writer's world but how do you create a truly brilliant story?  Join author Florianne Humphrey as Seven Stories equip budding and enth...

    7 - 16 years
  • Elmer’s ‘Special Day’ Strut
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Elmer’s ‘Special Day’ Strut

    14-Jul-2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    It’s Elmer’s special day and everyone is invited!  What makes your family special? What do you like most about yourself?  Wear what’s on the inside, outside, and show the w...

    0 - 16 years
  • Spectacular Drag Storytime
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Spectacular Drag Storytime

    20-Jul-2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    Where everyone is welcome and every story is fabulous!

    3 - 7 years
  • Elmer’s ‘Special Day’ Strut
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Elmer’s ‘Special Day’ Strut

    21-Jul-2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    It’s Elmer’s special day and everyone is invited!  What makes your family special? What do you like most about yourself?  Wear what’s on the inside, outside, and show the w...

    0 - 16 years
  • Farm Life Drawing
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Farm Life Drawing

    24-Jul-2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    Hone your artistic skills in this Life Drawing class with a twist, an animal twist. We’ve secured the most sought after life models in the North East for this family art workshop…

    4 - 16 years
  • The Enchanted Forest Adventure
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    The Enchanted Forest Adventure

    27-Jul-2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    30

    Join Adventure-tellers Brooke Conway and Hannah Mathieson on an enchanting quest! The duo will perform and delight children in an interactive action-packed adventure through an enchanted forest where ...

    3 - 16 years
  • The Enchanted Forest Adventure
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    The Enchanted Forest Adventure

    27-Jul-2019 14:00 PM - 14:45 PM
    30

    Join Adventure-tellers Brooke Conway and Hannah Mathieson on an enchanting quest! The duo will perform and delight children in an interactive action-packed adventure through an enchanted forest where ...

    3 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Sense Explorers
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Sense Explorers

    30-Jul-2019 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
    30

    We use our senses every day. But have you ever used them to make places better?

    8 - 16 years
  • Farm Life Drawing
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Farm Life Drawing

    31-Jul-2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    Hone your artistic skills in this Life Drawing class with a twist, an animal twist. We’ve secured the most sought after life models in the North East for this family art workshop…

    4 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Sense Explorers
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Sense Explorers

    06-Aug-2019 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
    30

    We use our senses every day. But have you ever used them to make places better?

    8 - 16 years
  • Farm Life Drawing
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Farm Life Drawing

    07-Aug-2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    30

    Hone your artistic skills in this Life Drawing class with a twist, an animal twist. We’ve secured the most sought after life models in the North East for this family art workshop…

    4 - 16 years
  • The Unknown
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    The Unknown

    09-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    30

    Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, 10am, 12.20pm and 2.40pm

    7 - 10 years
  • The Unknown
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    The Unknown

    10-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    30

    Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, 10am, 12.20pm and 2.40pm

    7 - 10 years
  • The Unknown
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    The Unknown

    11-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    30

    Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August, 10am, 12.20pm and 2.40pm

    7 - 10 years
  • FREE
    Sense Explorers
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Sense Explorers

    13-Aug-2019 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
    30

    We use our senses every day. But have you ever used them to make places better?

    8 - 16 years
  • RELAXED Sensory Adventure - Jungle Jamboree
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    RELAXED Sensory Adventure - Jungle Jamboree

    17-Aug-2019 15:30 PM - 16:30 PM
    30

    Get ready to touch, see, smell and listen as we share a multi-sensory adventure!

    4 - 16 years
  • RELAXED Sensory Adventure - Jungle Jamboree
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    RELAXED Sensory Adventure - Jungle Jamboree

    21-Aug-2019 15:30 PM - 16:30 PM
    30

    Get ready to touch, see, smell and listen as we share a multi-sensory adventure!

    4 - 16 years
  • Supertato & Friends
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Supertato & Friends

    24-Aug-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    30

    Join Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet for a brand new singing-and-prancing show. Supertato and his gang of friends are back; there’s Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the slug, Alan the bear and new...

    3 - 10 years
  • Supertato & Friends
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Supertato & Friends

    24-Aug-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM
    30

    Join Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet for a brand new singing-and-prancing show. Supertato and his gang of friends are back; there’s Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the slug, Alan the bear and new...

    3 - 10 years
  • Writing Masterclass
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    Writing Masterclass

    31-Aug-2019 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
    30

    A story truly comes to life when the reader feels part of the writer's world but how do you create a truly brilliant story?  Join author Florianne Humphrey as Seven Stories equip budding and enth...

    7 - 16 years

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