Where Stories Come From

Could there really only be seven stories in the world? Take the quest through our immersive exhibition to find out.

Our permanent gallery showcases treasures from our Collection of original art, writing and related materials, with new additions from Tony Ross, one of the world’s most popular children’s book illustrators.

This is a special moment for us, as these items are new to our Seven Stories Collection and haven’t been displayed before. 



Exhibitions and events

Once There Was Magic

Temporary exhibition at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books until 27.06.2023

Explore magical worlds from beloved authors including Narnia, Discworld and Hogwarts. Enter through a magical fiery archway, and visit each 'world' pod. Each one includes original artwork,...

Shifter of Shapes: Celebrating Nature

Temporary exhibition at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books until 27.06.2023

Featuring nature writing and artwork from The Lost Spells book by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris.  We've also added new artwork and features by North East Artist and Writer...

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