The Bluecoat

School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX

Tel: +44 (0)151 702 5324

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

The Bluecoat is now open Thursday - Saturday 11am - 4pm following the lockdown period.

They will be operating reduced opening hours with a limited offer in the cafe. Visit their website for up to date opening information, thebluecoat.org.uk.

Entry is free but they will be operating timed ticketing. We recommend you prebook to avoid disappointment, as numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing. Tickets will be available to book via their website.

The health and safety of visitors is a top priority. For more details on how reopening, including the measures they are taking in line with government guidance on Covid-19, visit their website, thebluecoat.org.uk.

 

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. 
 

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
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    147
  • Very Good
    91
  • Average
    40
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • 293neilk
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Stunning architecture.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th July 2020
    Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful building in Liverpool is the Bluecoat. Originally constructed as a charity school and founded in 1708 by the Reverend Robert Styth and Byron... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
WednesdayClosed*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

What's Nearby

  1. Liverpool City Region Tourist Guides Association

    Blue Badge and Green Badge guides offer coach, car and walking tours tailored to your…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Clayton Square Shopping Centre

    With a wide variety of retailers there truly is something for everyone at Clayton Square.

    0.14 miles away
  3. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Liverpool Playhouse

    The Liverpool Playhouse housed one of the first and one of the oldest rep theatres in the…

    0.14 miles away
  1. Cilla Black Statue

    A life-size bronze statue of Cilla Black stands in Mathew Street.

    Unveiled in 2017,…

    0.14 miles away
  2. *Temporarily Closed* St John's Beacon (Radio City Tower Viewing Gallery Experience)

    Radio City, one of the UK's most successful radio stations, gives you a unique…

    0.18 miles away
  3. Liverpool Beatles Museum

    The newest Beatles attraction, packed to the rafters with real, rare and authentic…

    0.2 miles away
  4. Cavern Club & Magical Mystery Tour - Cavern City Tours

    Cavern City Tours offers a range of Beatles tours, professional guides for private tours.

    0.2 miles away
  5. Daytripper Liverpool

    Explore the UK with Daytripper Liverpool! They operate weekend day trips and tours from…

    0.2 miles away
  6. Metquarter

    Liverpool's newest shopping centre housing 46 units with brands such as Armani,…

    0.2 miles away
  7. Liverpool ONE

    Offers more than 170 famous high street stores, fashion brands, cool independent…

    0.2 miles away
  8. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Cavern Club

    The legendary cellar that has seen seven incredible decades of music; the Cavern Club…

    0.22 miles away
  9. Liverpool Wall of Fame

    The wall features 54 Liverpool Number 1 chart hits since 1952. Also incorporates award…

    0.22 miles away
  10. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Royal Court Liverpool

    The Royal Court provides a unique theatre experience for any visitor to Liverpool.

    0.23 miles away
  11. FACT (Foundation For Art & Creative Technology)

    FACT will remain closed from the evening of 17 March until further notice due to the…

    0.25 miles away
  12. Liverpool's Craft Beer Experience Tour

    This tour takes in the best of the Baltic Triangle - the wonderful breweries that help…

    0.27 miles away
  13. St George's Hall

    The Grade 1 listed St George’s Hall sits within the heart of Liverpool in more ways than…

    0.29 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Search Again

Type
Area
Keyword

Other Websites

Don't Miss

Don't Miss