*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* The Bluecoat

School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX

Tel: +44 (0)151 702 5324

Fax: 0151 707 0048

Photo credit: Brian Roberts Photography

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Entry to the BluecoatFree

Tickets and Information: 0151 702 5324 or visit the website

About

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak the Bluecoat arts centre remains closed to the public. Individual retailers located within the Bluecoat grounds are open, please check with each business direct before visiting.

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

In addition, Bluecoat is home to a wide range of artists and creative businesses, ranging from jewellery and ceramic ware at the internationally recognised Bluecoat Display Centre, to hand-made accessories, boutique clothing and specialist hand-engraving and silversmith services.

Visitors to Bluecoat are welcome to enjoy our free exhibitions, discover the 300 year history of our building in our heritage display, relax in the tranquil garden with a coffee and a cake from our cafe, or indulge in a delicious meal in the beautiful Upstairs bistro.

Bluecoat offers something for all the family – the garden and galleries are the perfect place to bring your little ones to explore. There are also free self-led children's activities in our cafe, and an ever-changing programme of special family events. Baby changing facilities are available and mothers are welcome to breastfeed wherever they wish. 

Images:

- Gates: Ian Lawson

- Family Fun: Brian Roberts
- Bluecoat Biennial Exhibition (Garden): Brian Roberts
- Bluecoat Biennial Exhibition: Brian Roberts
 

Facilities

Other

  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    146
  • Very Good
    91
  • Average
    40
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • Paul S
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Great place to eat
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 1st February 2020
    Recommend the upstairs restaurant run by very hard working team. Excellent Fish and Chips, served up by pleasant staff. Many display areas in addition to the restaurant. There is also a cafe on the... Read full review
  • Anacephalic
    Denbigh, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Pre theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 21st February 2020
    Visited for lunch , usually sit downstairs,but a very pleasant young man asked us to accompany him upstairs to the Bistro bar, I never knew it existed till this occasion, it was a very pleasing... Read full review
  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom
    Bluecoat
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th March 2020
    This is such an attractive building from the outside. It is over 300 years old and this former school is now a creative hub. There is a cafe and a museum of the arts. Part of the museum was closed... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
DayTimes
Monday09:0018:00*
Tuesday09:0018:00*
Wednesday09:0018:00*
Thursday09:0018:00*
Friday09:0018:00*
Saturday09:0018:00*
Sunday11:0018:00*

* The Bluecoat is open every day except 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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