Visit The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
Please note: The Word is currently closed as a visitor attraction. Library services & events, the cafe and the shop/Visitor Information Centre are currently operating. Check out their website, The Word, for more details.
The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is South Tyneside Council's state-of-the-art cultural venue which forms the centrepiece of the £100 million regeneration of South Shields Town Centre.
The building is brimming with exciting new experiences, activities and facilities for people of all ages to engage and enjoy, from a digital media wall and FabLab to an immersive storytelling experience and interactive touch-tables.
At its core, The Word celebrates the written word in all its forms through a rolling programme of events, exhibitions and workshops.
The building is also home to 70,000 books and OpenZone which provides digital learning and ICT to schools.
The Word is located within the heart of South Shields Town Centre adjacent to the Market Place and The Customs House.