Times and prices

Opening Times


Easter 2018 Opening Times

Friday 30th March (Good Friday) - 10am to 4pm

Saturday 21st March - 10am to 5pm

Sunday 1st April (Easter Sunday) - CLOSED

Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday) - 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 8th April - Normal Opening Hours

Monday 9th April - 10am to 5pm

Tuesday 10th April - Normal Opening Hours Resume


Visitor Centre Opening Times

During Term Time:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm (last admission is 4pm)

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 4.00pm (last admission is 3pm)


During Holiday Periods:

Seven Stories’ Visitor Centre is open every day of the summer holidays!

Monday to Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm (last admission is 4pm)

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 4.00pm (last admission is 3pm)


Café Opening Times:

During Term Time:

Tuesday to Friday: 11.30am – 2.30pm

Saturday: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 3.00pm


During Holiday Periods:

Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 3.00pm


Bookshop and Coffee Shop

Weekdays and Saturdays: 10.00am – 5.00pm (Bookshop Coffee Shop closes at 4.30pm)

Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Bookshop Coffee Shop closes at 3.30pm)


Word Lab Availability

Weekdays during term time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Weekends and weekdays during holidays: 10.00am – 2.00pm


The Studio on Level 1 is used for school groups during term time, Tuesday - Friday: 10.00am - 1.30pm

Prices: Day Tickets

Baby (up to 12 months)
Toddler (1-3 years)
Child (4-16)
Adult & Toddler
Family +
Concession Family

Family Tickets are either 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family+ Tickets are either 1 adult and 4 children or 2 adults and 3 children.


Be a Gift Aid Visitor

Day Ticket prices displayed include a 10% voluntary discount. By paying this you enable Seven Stories to claim the basic rate tax for the transaction as part of the government's Gift Aid scheme. If you choose not to make this donation then you may instead pay the opt out price at Reception on the day of your visit.


Annual Passes

Be part of our story by upgrading to an Annual Pass and enjoy unlimited visits for 12 months.

Call in for half an hour or stay all day - having an Annual Pass gives you flexibility to enjoy Seven Stories in a way that fits with your family.

Upgrade your day ticket to an Annual Pass at the end of your visit or hold onto your receipt and upgrade within the next 30 days. Ask at reception for more information. Find Annual Pass Terms and Conditions here.

Childminders can purchase a ‘Childminder Annual Pass’ for £26 from Reception. This enables one named adult to bring any child for half priced admission.



Seven Stories offers free admission to the following (charges for certain events may still apply):

Blue Peter Badge holders (Each badge holder must be under 16, bring their badge and their badge winner card and be accompanied by a full price paying adult. Find out where else you can use your Blue Peter Badge.)

Museum Association Members.

National Art Pass card holders.

Friends of the National Libraries

Max Card holders (Free entry for a family of four).

To get a Max Card, Visit the Newcastle County Council website and join the Disabled Children's Register. Foster carers who are registered can request a Max Card through the Council.



Visitors with a disability (without a Max Card) pay a concessionary rate and the companion’s entry is free.


Group Visits to Seven Stories

Discounts are available to groups of 10 visitors or more. Call Reception for more information on 0300 330 1095.

  • Seven Stories retain the right to refuse admission
  • Proof of concession entitlement will be required
  • Special Seven Stories Events are subject to an individual price. These will be clearly advertised with event and normal admission charges still apply