*New Exhibition Now Open* Twists and Tails - the Story of Angelina Ballerina  

Perfect your pirouette and prance down to Seven Stories to discover the world of Angelina Ballerina.

Pick up a Sensory Explorer Bag from reception 

and get ready to explore our Moving Stories exhibition using more than just your eyes

Celebrate Your Birthday at Seven Stories! 

Combining story times, craft activities, games and an exploration of Moving Stories! 

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Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. We select original artwork and manuscripts - from first scribbles to finished work - to make our exhibitions, events and learning programmes.

Our seventh year exceeded all expectations, bringing with it a generous sprinkling of magic. Download our Annual Review here and see what your generosity helped us to achieve.

Seven Stories is a registered charity and relies upon grants and voluntary donations.



*Author Event* Hugless Douglas with David Melling


Hugless Douglas is in need of 'a big bear hug'.

Summoners and Assassins: In conversation with Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas


Join Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas as they discuss what goes into the creation of their complex, rich and detailed fantasy worlds.

Bookworm Babies


Join us at Bookworm Babies for imaginative, exploratory play with books for babies up to 18months.

Scaly Trail

23/07 - 01/09/14

Help - dinosaurs have escaped all over Seven Stories.

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur Roars

23/07 - 06/09/14

Stomp down and hear stories, make crafts and more this summer

Story Time!

23/07 - 31/08/14

Every one enjoys a good story.

Baby Dino Stomp and Roar!


Shake your scaly tail to songs and rhyme

Mixed - Up Fairy Tale Performance

26/07 - 27/07/14

Wander into the wood with the White Rabbit and meet some traditional characters doing some very un-traditional things!

Pop Up Film School: 5 Day Adaptation Boot Camp (Ages 8 - 12 years)


Ever wanted to turn your favourite children's book into a film? Now is your chance!

Dino - Story Party


Everybody loves dinosaurs!

Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference


A conference to celebrate Diana Wynne Jones who was one of the most outstanding 20th-century writers of British children’s fantasy.

Little Story Explorers


Join our Little Story Explorers for fun-filled session in our Enid Blyton exhibition

Mini Illustrators

13/09 - 14/09/14

Dip your toe in the world of illustration and explore highlights of our Collection

Back to School Party @ Warehouse 34, Hoults Yard


Join us for school dinner at the start of the new school year! 18+

**Seven Stories will close early**


Seven Stories will close early at 1pm today for full staff training


Moving Stories - Children's Books from Page to Screen

From 05/04/2014

This exciting new exhibition showcases innovative and influential film and television adaptations inspired by children's books

Twists and Tails - the Story of Angelina Ballerina

From 19/07/2014

Perfect your pirouette and prance down to Seven Stories to discover the world of Angelina Ballerina.