Visits to Seven Stories

"An outstanding place - somewhere every child should have the chance to visit." Amanda Parkes, Oxclose School, Washington

"We all thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were inspired by the exhibition. The building is wonderful, and knowledgable and welcoming staff provided excellent activities"  Barbara Quinn, Cruddas Park Early Years Centre

"100% of schools that visited us in 2015-2016 agreed that a visit to Seven Stories supported their school's approach to the curriculum." 2016 school visit questionnaire

Visits to Seven Stories

Join one of our Story Catchers on a two-hour-long creative learning journey inside the world of books.

Planning your visit

Deciding what to do on your visit to Seven Stories is as easy as 1,2,3.

1. Choose an exhibition to inspire your class

2. Select a workshop to develop their ideas

3. Contact us to book

1. Exhibitions

Michael Morpurgo, A Lifetime in Stories

Suitable for KS2/KS3

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best loved story makers and this unique exhibition will showcase the notebooks and manuscripts that became the classics we know today including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke's Kingdom. Your children and young people will explore themes of conflict and war, peace and belief, rural village life, animals and wildlife.




Suitable for EYFS/KS1

Join us for a bear-illiant adventure with a brand-new exhibition inspired by the world of Bears! in children’s literature. Bring in your teddy bear from school and take them on a trip around the exhibition, to meet children’s book bears old and new. A spotlight on bears includes Rupert and Winnie-the-Pooh alongside new stories of polar bears, pandas, talking bears, scary bears and toy bears from more recent favourites such as Hugless Douglas, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Bear and The Piano and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

Supported by Quarto Publishing Group.

2. Workshops

Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

Explore and Enjoy • KS2

Engage your group with the world of stories, exploring plots, themes and characters through a series of specially designed creative drama tasks.

Find Out How: Creative Writing • KS2/KS3

Your group will explore Michael's original materials in the exhibition for research and inspiration, making notes about individual preferences; what is interesting and important to them.  This will lead to creating the beginning of a story in the first person.

Find Out How: Artefictions • KS2/KS3

Michael takes inspiration from a range of sources, in particular exploration of the history and tales attached to objects.  Your group will explore the stories hidden in objects, writing their own imaginative museum labels for junk objects.



Explore and Enjoy • EYFS/KS1

Children will explore through activities which may include storytelling, narrative led games and songs, dress-up, sensory exploration, discussion, role play or creative critical thinking, according to their Key Stage.

Find Out How •  KS1

Meet our Professor of Bears, and take a tour inside the inner workings of a book. Looking at how writers and artists find their ideas, your class will discover the process that underpins the creation and/or publication of a book, according to their Key Stage. Empower your class to embark upon developing their own ideas for a book.

3. Contact Us

Choose a two hour time slot for 30 pupils from:

10.00am - 12pm // 12.30pm - 2.30pm

To book email or contact 0300 330 1095

£4.95 per child form September 2017 • 2 free adults per 10 children  •  £4.95 per additional adult

Extend your visit (and have fun!):

Lunch Space and Bookshop Visits - FREE


Give your group the full Seven Stories experience by exploring our unique exhibitions and attending one of our story times.

Additional £1/child (*subject to availability)

Visiting the Ouseburn Valley

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in the Ouseburn.  You can catch a glimpse of the area's rich heritage and history in a fantastic learning resource devised and produced by our neighbours at the Ouseburn Trust called Jenny's Journey.

Links to: Victoria Tunnel Ouseburn Farm  Northern Print Stepney Bank Stables

School Booking Enquiry Form