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

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
    144
  • Very Good
    90
  • Average
    41
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • AO-MU-636
    Very nice
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st October 2019
    Very nice little shops out front. Quaint museum inside with independent art. Nice location. School has a great reputation. Little cafe inside is nice for a coffee and cake. Read full review
  • CondadoJohn
    Newcastle
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Interesting preserved building
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st November 2019
    We stopped here on our walking tour for an inexpensive coffee break. It’s an old children’s home / workhouse . There are a few small shops but none worth getting excited about. Read full review
  • Gardengel-IoW
    Isle of Wight, UK
    check if you want the gallery
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th November 2019
    Nice building. cafe opens at 9 but not galleries so dont go too early or go for breakfast, although horrible smell of burnt toast or similar when we were there, not pleasant. Couldnt find gallery... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
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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