How to Get Here

Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ 

T: 0300 330 1095 ext 300 E:

There are lots of ways to get to Seven Stories and limited FREE parking is available on Lime Street or behind us in Foundry Lane car park. Parking can be tricky during busy holiday times so we would recommend public transport where possible.


Limited car parking is available in the Ouseburn Valley under Byker Bridge and along Lime Street. A 57 space car park is available behind Seven Stories on Foundry Lane, postcode NE6 1LH. Please be aware that the bridge connecting this car park and Seven Stories can become slippery during bad weather. Please take care.

There is pedestrian access to Lime Street and Seven Stories over the footbridge, up past Ouseburn Farm and the Cluny Pub. Limited disabled parking is available on Lime Street.

Free Parking is also available at Ouseburn South Car Park, approx a 10 minute walk away - NE6 1BU 

There is additional parking to be found a short walk from Seven Stories on Ford Street (6 minutes walk)Albion Row (10 minutes walk) and Stepney Road (4 minutes walk).

Our friends at Holy Biscuit have kindly offered their parking; why not pop in to see their lovely exhibitions too?

Coach drop-off point is on Lime Street.

Park and Ride Information

Transport Links

By Rail

Newcastle Central Station in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne has excellent rail links with all major UK cities, for more information visit thetrainline, Transpennine Express or GoEuro. Seven Stories is a 15 minute taxi ride from Central Station, there are also Metro and bus links.

By Metro

The nearest Metro stations to Seven Stories are Manors and Byker. Seven Stories is a good 15 minute walk from Manors along New Bridge Street. You can also park and ride, for more information on the Metro system visit Nexus

On Foot

Walking from the Manors Metro station: Exit the station, turning right and climb the small flight of steps, turning right onto New Bridge Street. Walk past parade of shops on your right and keep going straight on for approximately ten minutes, keeping straight on at pedestrian crossing. Turn right at next set of traffic lights (next to Tanners public house) then first left down Stepney Bank which leads onto Lime Street. Seven Stories can be found a short distance along on the left hand side next door to the Cluny pub.

Walking Map

By Bus

*Changes have been made to the Q3 route from 31 July 2016 so please consult the new timetable here for more information*

Bus routes from the City Centre are as follows:

From Central Station (Bewick Street) Newcastle - Bus: number 22, stop at the Tanner's Arms and walk down Crawhall Road, then Stepney Bank to Lime Street.

From Monument (Blackett Street) Newcastle - 39 and 40, 12, 62 and 63 onto New Bridge Street.  Stop is opposite St Dominic's Church.

For transport information, visit a Nexus Travelshop located at major Metro stations, visit  or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

By Bike

Enter your starting location into the link below to find out the quickest and safest way to find us by bike. Our postcode is NE1 2PQ.

Newcastle City Council Cycle Map (Seven Stories is POI Number 16)

International Visitors

Newcastle International Airport for more information visit Newcastle Airport

International Ferry Terminal for more information visit dfds


Seven Stories has collaborated with our neighbours to show you what fun you can have from a full day out in Ouseburn Valley.

Click here to download a fun map of the Ouseburn illustrated by Tom Woolley, perfect for children.