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the Bluecoat

School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX

Tel: 0151 702 5324

Fax: 0151 707 0048

the Bluecoat

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, the Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and live art.

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

Visitors to the Bluecoat are welcome to engage in exhibitions, participate in performances, relax in the tranquil garden with a coffee and a cake from our Espresso bar, or indulge in a delicious, locally sourced meal in the beautiful Upstairs bistro.

The Bluecoat offers something for all the family – the garden, courtyard and galleries are the perfect place to bring your little ones to explore (and baby changing facilities are available).

Explore our free art Saturday activities for all the family, or take our heritage trail and learn more about the Bluecoat’s history.

Images:

- Gates: Ian Lawson
- Bluecoat Biennial Exhibition (Garden): Brian Roberts
- Bluecoat Biennial Exhibition: Brian Roberts
- Bistro: Alex Wolkowicz

Facilities

Other

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

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Payment Methods

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

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    118
  • Very Good
    67
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • michael p
    Holmfirth, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Coffee in wonderful surroundings
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th September 2017
    a building tucked away in the heart of the city - wonderful architecture, great to see the building having multiple uses, retail and a nice cafe to have a decent coffee Read full review
  • Welshperson1
    North Wales, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Great place for lunch
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th September 2017
    It is a little basic for some people but we found it to be perfect. Our last few visits to Liverpool have centred here at lunch time. Soup was very nice. Other options available if one is even more... Read full review
  • John S
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely buikding with nice exhibitions and cafe
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th September 2017
    I use this building for two major reasons, its a short cut from Church Street to Liverpool 1 and vice versa and it has a lovely cafe which has a courtyard for nice days. Exhibitions of various kinds... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday08:0018:00*
Tuesday08:0018:00*
Wednesday08:0018:00*
Thursday08:0018:00*
Friday08:0018:00*
Saturday08:0018:00*
Sunday10:0018:00*

* 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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