National Centre for the Written Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is a cultural venue located at the heart of South Shields. It has many brilliant facilities for all ages to explore, all of this being a way to celebrate all forms of the written word be it exhibitions or even through events.



  • The location has disabled parking in their car park.
  • The South Shields Transport Interchange is nearby for those travelling by bus.
  • The entrance to the location is access level making it easily accessible.
  • There are lifts in the building.
  • Hearing loops are available for certain areas. For more info check here.
  • Assistance dogs of all kinds are welcome.
  • There is accessible toilets in the building.
  • There is a self tour guide that has large print.
  • A floor plan can be viewed on their website.

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  • Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
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  • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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