The Bluecoat

School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX

Tel: 0151 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, 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

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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    138
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    37
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • HullPhil
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great food in the Bistro upstairs
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th March 2019
    We popped in here as a group of 3 friends for Saturday lunch. We decided to eat upstairs in the bistro. The menu is really interesting and two of us ordered the scouse and another the cauliflower... Read full review
  • carolbilly1
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    hidden gam
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st April 2019
    The Bluecoat is well worth a visit if you are in Liverpool the bistro upstairs is splendid good menu and the staff are very friendly if you don't want a big meal there is a café down stairs were you... Read full review
  • Margaret M
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th April 2019
    We found this oasis of peace hidden in the centre of this vibrant city. The courtyard is a beautiful place to sit with a coffee in the sunshine. The shops in the complex are varied and interesting... 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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