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Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books

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Address: The Centre For Childrens Books 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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+44 845 271 0777
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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My children enjoyed the afternoon and loved having stories read to them. We could have been there all day. The man who read the stories was very entertaining and the children were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
amorfati284
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Co.Durham
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with two children, aged 11 yrs and ages 16 months. Quite a bit to look at, but I think if my little one had been slightly older she would have got more from it. The story telling part was good. Staff were excellent.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the exhibition of Michael Morpurgo's archives and were extremely impressed. The exhibition is beautifully set out and comprehensive, covering all of the key aspects of the life and work of this wonderful, prolific children's author. Whilst there, we enjoyed seeing the other exhibitions and had a very good coffee in the cafe. The staff were welcoming... More 

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Thank profjoypc
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a lovely and comprehensive review. Feedback is so important to us and we take all of our visitors' comments very seriously, using them to identify where we need to make changes and to inform our decisions and priorities. We are aware that our admission fee is a potential barrier and we'd love to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Christmas experience which is always phenomenal but I think this has been the best year yet. Also went to the cafe and bookshop. The cafe caters exceptionally well for allergies and has an array of amazing home baked cakes. Staff and super friendly.

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Thank Bazimus
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Bazimus! We're chuffed to hear that you had a good time. We always try really hard to make Christmas special and we're glad that you think we've excelled ourselves this year. We like nothing more than seeing our visitors enjoying themselves. Your feedback will be passed on to the team and I'm sure it'll give all... More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A very exclusive venue. The 'National' centre does nothing to make books inclusive. My foreign visitors were horrified at the fact families had to pay. Being educationalists they found the exclusive attitude of this venue unthinkable!

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7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback about admission fees. We are aware that our admission fee is a potential barrier and we endeavour to be as inclusive as possible. However, Seven Stories is a charity and although we receive some funding we need to charge admission in order to stay open. We aim to be competitively priced when looking... More 

North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited here yesterday with a lively 6 year old the staff were amazing, calm, kind and all seemed to really understand how to engage with all the children, from the greeting on the door, staff in café and coffee-shop, shop, and the story teller and those we met while charging up and down the stairs. Loads to do-in the three... More 

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Thank lizy321
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Well, thank you very much, lizy321! That is so good to hear! We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we're glad you like what we do and how we do it. We take feedback very seriously and we're always pleased to hear when families have a great time. We put a lot of care in to our customer experience and... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful day with my 2 young children age 2 and 4 plenty to do we where there for 3 hours and didn't get round everything so will be returning to get an annual pass.

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Thank sara13eck
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

We're really pleased that you had a wonderful visit with your little ones. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We hope to see a lot more of you in the future. We have lots of families who visit us regularly and we really enjoy seeing our young visitors gain confidence and enjoy different books as they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Every time we come up north we visit seven stories Its a wonderful wonderful place. Every single member of staff seem happy, enthused and to be enjoying themselves, the place has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Story times and the shows just keep getting better and better. Theres something magical about them, being in the attic, on the big... More 

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7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your lovely review. We're blushing! It means a lot to us when visitors make such an effort to give us feedback as it helps us to understand what we're doing well and what might need a tweak or two. We're so pleased to hear that you pay us a visit whenever you're in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Although we have been coming here for years our 14 year old daughter still Loves it here Today she really enjoyed the nursery rhymes exhibition and as usual the attic which she has always loved Happy times and happy memories!!! The cafe is lovely and we spent a fortune in the bookshop!

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Thank Julia Y
7stories, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Julia, for this lovely review. We love having you with us and really enjoy seeing familiar faces time and again at Seven Stories. We really appreciate all the families, like your own, who continue to visit us. We have enjoyed seeing so many children growing up and gaining confidence, having taken their first steps into the... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My children enjoyed the afternoon and loved having stories read to them. We could have been there all day. The man who read the stories was very entertaining and the children were memorised.

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Thank amorfati284
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Your lovely comments will be passed on to the whole team. We love telling stories so we're very pleased to hear that your family enjoyed it. We really hope to see you again soon! More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Excellent day out, entertained a 2 1/2 year old all day, story time was lovely and the guy who read the stories was very entertaining! the attic is wonderful. Food in the cafe is basic but nice, the only negative I would have is the adult ticket price but other than that amazing creative space for children would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank philipnicholson83
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing Seven Stories. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially story time in the Attic. Your feedback will be circulated to the team. Thank you also for your feedback on our adult ticket price. We try to provide value for money for adults too, especially in our exhibitions. Seven Stories is... More 

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