About

Seven Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne is the first museum in the UK wholly dedicated to celebrating the art of British children’s books.  Visit our website to find out more about us, and our visitor centre.

In September 2010, Seven Stories successfully purchased several original typescripts by Enid Blyton, along with numerous printed books and some related ephemera.  This purchase was made possible by special funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the generous support of two private donors.  We are delighted that these papers and books, which would otherwise have been sold to private collectors, have found a home in our collection. 

Given the popularity of Enid Blyton’s work, and the significant public interest in this acquisition, we have set up this blog to keep people up to date with the work we are doing ‘behind the scenes’ to catalogue and conserve this material in order to make it available for public access.  We welcome any comments or questions from visitors to the blog, and we hope all Enid Blyton fans will find the blog an interesting and informative place to visit!

Browser the cat artwork © Satoshi Kitamura

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One Response to About

  1. March 17th says:

    I have just discovered you via a friend’s blog. I was unaware there was a Seven Stories – we are London based but will be up to visit soon ! My three children all love Enid Blyton and the audio books have made otherwise unendurable car journeys fun .Great work !

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