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Visit Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Seven Stories is located in the Ouseburn Valley, less than 10 minutes’ bus ride from Newcastle City Centre. There are buses every few minutes from the Monument District (Blackett Street Bus Stops A, B and C, or Market Street Bus Stop T). Alight at New Bridge Street (St Dominics) for a 5-minute walk to Seven Stories.

There are also direct buses to New Bridge Street from many parts of Newcastle, including Chapel House, Fenham, Gateshead, Killingworth, Lemington, Throckley, Walker and Wallsend. There is also a direct bus from Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and North Shields.

The nearest Metro stations are Manors and Byker, both a 15-minute walk from Seven Stories.

If you are coming from further field, catch the train to Newcastle, then hop on the Metro or cross the road to Clayton Street (Stop H) for bus 22 to New Bridge Street (Blackfriars), just a 5-minute walk from Seven Stories.

Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

You can save money on buses by buying a Newcastle PlusBus ticket with your train ticket – valid on all buses in Central Newcastle, including to Seven Stories.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books

The National Centre for Children’s Books - the only place in Britain dedicated to celebrating, sharing and protecting our rich literary heritage for children. The collection includes works by over 250 authors and illustrators including Enid Blyton, Philip Pullman, Robert Westall and Judith Kerr. The Visitor Centre and Exhibitions housed in a beautiful listed building, over seven storeys. Events and workshops for children - and their grown-ups! Specialist children's bookshop and two cafes.

For any queries about visiting contact Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books on 0300 330 1095 ext.300 or

Address: 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ . Visit Website