Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books

30 Lime Street ,

Ouseburn Valley ,

Newcastle Upon Tyne ,


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T: 0300 330 1095 ext 300




Limited car parking is available along Lime Street. There are also car parking spaces in the Arches Car Park under Byker Bridge at the bottom of Stepney Bank, next to The Ship pub.

There is a 57 space car park in the Ouseburn Central Car Park behind Seven Stories on Foundry Lane (postcode NE6 1LH) with pedestrian access to Lime Street and Seven Stories over the footbridge next to Ouseburn Farm. There is also is parking in the Ouseburn South Car Park at Spiller’s Quay (postcode NE6 1BU) next to The Cycle Hub on the Quayside, a 5 minute walk away. There is level pedestrian access along the footpath at the side of the Ouseburn river - join the path at the Tyne Pub opposite the car park . 

Disabled parking is available on Lime Street, Foundry Lane and in the Arches Car Park.

Ouseburn Trust’s information is here


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, both are approximately a 10-15 minute walk away. For more information on the Metro system visit Nexus .


By Bus

Bus routes from the City Centre are as follows:

From Central Station (Clayton 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 – Bus numbers 39 and 40, 12, 62 and 63 onto New Bridge Street. Stop is opposite St Dominic's Church.

The Quaylink Q3 service also runs between the City Centre and the Ousburn, see Go North East for further details.

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


By Bike

Seven Stories’ postcode is NE1 2PQ, we are POI number 16 on this Newcastle City Council Cycle Map .


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.