Seven Stories

Seven Stories is the first museum in the UK wholly dedicated to the art of British childrens books. Step inside to celebrate the pleasure of reading and discover how books spark our imagination and creativity.

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.

There's always a choice of creative activities on offer throughout Seven Stories. Join in with dressing-up and dramatic fun, creative writing and wordplay, illustration and craft activities.

Hear exciting stories new and old for all the family, as you travel to far off places, who knows who you'll meet.

Seven Stories is the only place in the country which is actively collecting original archive material by British writers and illustrators for children. The collection includes work by leading authors and illustrators, such as Philip Pullman and Shirley Hughes.

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From the A1 North
From the Manors roundabout take the A193 towards Byker/Walker as far as St Dominics Church. Turn right at the traffic lights (next to Tanners public house) then sharp left down Stepney Bank which leads onto Lime Street. Seven Stories can be found a short distance along on the left hand side next door to the Cluny Pub.

From the A1 South
From Gateshead take the A167 over the Tyne Bridge keeping in the left hand lane. Branch left at the end of the bridge, then at 55 Degrees North roundabout take the 4th exit sign posted Walker, Wallsend. Follow the road as it bears 1st right towards the quayside and immediately left onto A186 City Road. From A186 City Road turn left into B1311 Cut Bank (signposted Ouseburn Valley) then left into Lime Street (next to Dallas carpets).


Newcastle Central Station in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne has excellent rail links with all major UK cities


The nearest Metro Stations to Seven Stories is Manors, on the yellow line to Tynemouth and the Coast. Seven Stories is a good 10 minute walk from Manors.


The Yellow Quaylink Bus, Service Q2 runs from Ouseburn and St Peters Basin to Haymarket Bus Station via the East Quayside and Newcastle Guildhall, with a stop on Lime Street (opposite Dallas Carpets), just a two minute walk away.

From Central Station (Bewick Street) Newcastle - Bus 22, Stop at the Tanners Arms and walk down Crawhall Road, then Stepney Bank to Lime Street.


Walking from the Manors Metro station: Exit the station, turning right and climb the small flight of steps, turning right onto New Bridge Street. Walk past parade of shops on your right and keep going straight on for approximately ten minutes, keeping straight on at pedestrian crossing. Turn right at next set of traffic lights (next to Tanners public house) then first left down Stepney Bank which leads onto Lime Street. Seven Stories can be found a short distance along on the left hand side next door to the Cluny Pub.


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Address: Seven Stories, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ, UK
Phone: 0845 271 0777

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