Be Part of Our Story

"Children's books change lives. They shape our earliest memories and are the bedrock of our learning. They unlock our imaginations and understanding - right and wrong, happiness and sadness, adventure and laughter. A love of books goes hand in hand with creativity, aspiration and attainment.

Everything we do inspires children and grown-ups to be curious, imaginative and creative so that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can enjoy a lifetime of reading.

Be part of our story."

Kate Edwards, Chief Executive.

Your gift will help us deliver all of the extraordinary activities for which we are recognised. It will help us to build our Collection, bring it to life through our lively arts programme and broaden engagement through our learning, outreach and community work.

Please click on the link above to leave a donation today. We can also accept donations by cheque (payable to Seven Stories), credit card or BACS transfer. An annual pledge or regular donation will ensure the continuity of our work.

Where your money goes

Seven Stories is Britain's National home for children's literature. 

We care for a world class children's literature archive and run a lively visitor centre that celebrates books through an inspiring programme of exhibitions, events, performances and storytelling. An ambitious outreach programme sees our exhibitions tour across the UK, takes books and their authors into schools and uses stories to help disadvantaged children and young people read, learn, succeed and achieve their own potential. 

37% Exhibition and Events Programme

26% Visitor Centre

16% Learning and Participation

9% Marketing and Fundraising

7% Collection Care and Conservation

5% Overheads 

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Our friends are very important to us as they share our passion for the world of children's books and their support helps us to share its magic with young readers. 

  • Unlimited free entry to Seven Stories 
  • Invitations to special events and VIP previews 
  • Regular newsletters & updates. 


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