Seven Stories

Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ

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Since it opened in 2005, Seven Stories has been Britain's national gallery and archive of children's literature and art.

Seven Stories, Newcastle

Housed in a seven storey, Grade II listed Victorian warehouse, it celebrates the role of books in childhood and the place of children's literature in British culture.

Seven Stories is home to a national collection of manuscripts and original illustrations by some of the UK's finest authors and children's illustrators, including work by Jacqueline Wilson, Terry Jones, Philip Pullman and Quentin Blake. Its collection of original typescripts by Enid Blyton is the largest collection of her work in the world.

Art we’ve helped buy at Seven Stories

A set of illustrations for Graham Greene's The Little Train by artist Edward Ardizzone is a complete set of watercolours by one of the most important and influential illustrators of the 20th century. The set joins a group of illustrations by Dorothy Craigie, Greene's mistress, for the first edition of the book, giving visitors a fascinating opportunity to compare two artists' approaches to the same subject.

Venue information

Opening times

Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun & Bank Holidays, 10am – 4pm

Closed Easter Sun, 24 – 27 Dec
Closed Mondays except during school holidays.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)