The Seven Stories’ secret of success is worth sharing

Wish this was a bit nearer as my kids would love it here…

writewyattuk

In a further feature linking in with World Book Day (which seems to last at least a week these days), writewyattuk reports back on a recent family day out at Seven Stories in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Tea Time: The blogger's other half and youngest with a famous feline friend Tea Time: The blogger’s other half and youngest with a famous feline friend

Despite all the hard work over recent years by its dedicated team, the North-East based Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books remains something of a well-kept secret.

The fact that it’s tucked away in Tyneside might have something to do with that. Those flaky media types don’t tend to get away from the capital too much, despite a mere three-hour rail link from King’s Cross. Yet still the visitors come.

Just think how lauded a similar facility might be if it was based in West Kensington, or maybe even Oxford. But despite past battles over funding, Seven Stories continues to draw in…

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