Step inside The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, a state-of-the-art venue in South Shields.
The striking, landmark building offers a range of exhibitions and events that pay homage to the written word in all its different forms. From a library full to the brim with over 70,000 books, to the immersive StoryWorld, a magical space of fun, fantasy and adventure, there's so much for all ages to enjoy.
There's also a dedicated gaming zone - with Sega and Nintendo games - telescopes overlooking the River Tune, a FabLab with 3D printers and lots more. Entry is free, but there may be a small charge for some one-off events.
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