Once There Was Magic

Explore magical worlds from beloved authors including Narnia, Discworld and Hogwarts. Enter through a magical fiery archway, and visit each 'world' pod. Each one includes original artwork, manuscripts and other glimpses into the making of these stories from the authors and illustrators themselves - and there are new, previously unseen, treasures from our own Collection added too.

Suitable for anyone interested in reading, magical worlds, and writing and illustrating books (all ages).


Exhibitions and events

Where Stories Come From

Permanent exhibition

Could there really only be seven stories in the world? Take the quest through our immersive exhibition to find out. Our permanent gallery showcases treasures from our Collection of original art,...

Shifter of Shapes: Celebrating Nature

Temporary exhibition at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books until 27.06.2023

Featuring nature writing and artwork from The Lost Spells book by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris.  We've also added new artwork and features by North East Artist and Writer...

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