The Bluecoat

School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX

Tel: +44 (0)151 702 5324

The outside of Bluecoat with their colourful platform in the right hand corner.

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. You can also explore Bluecoat online here.

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s contemporary arts centre, a working home for artists, and a place where audiences can experience art in new ways. With a city centre location and striking, Grade I listed building, the Bluecoat offers a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, an award-winning programme for families and children and a bustling café serving delicious homemade meals. Our legendary garden is open all year round, it's the perfect spot for a coffee break.

We're also home to several independent retailers and creative businesses. From wedding dresses and handmade gifts to vintage records and hand-tied bouquets, get your shopping fix while you're here.

Our exciting year-round events programme has something for everyone, from literature readings and dance performances to print courses and family workshops.

Be inspired by our free exhibitions in our gallery, showing work by artists from all over the world, and just around the corner.

Book Tickets

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 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      156
    • Very Good
      92
    • Average
      40
    • Poor
      7
    • Terrible
      9

    Recent Reviews:

    • Lisajaynec50
      liverpool
      Trip type:
      Family
      Not good
      2 of 5 stars
      Friday, 20th May 2022
      Visited today for a cup of tea. Been a few times always enjoyed it but after today, sorry won't be back. My daughter arrived after us and went to order herself some food. The quiche was uncovered and... Read full review
    • GerritMee
      Heemskerk, The Netherlands
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      interesting exhibitions
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st May 2022
      A place with various functions, you can also see some modern art exhibitions. Which vary from to time. Also a handy bookshop with mainly older editions. The cafe is worth the visit. Read full review
    • 923Dan
      Swindon, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting Art Gallery in the heart of Liverpool's shopping area
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 20th June 2022
      Bluecoat - An interesting Art Gallery in the heart of Liverpool's shopping area. Free to wonder around. Mainly installation art. Interesting area on the groups past history. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    TuesdayClosed*
    Wednesday11:0017:00*
    Thursday11:0017:00*
    Friday11:0017:00*
    Saturday11:0017:00*
    Sunday11:0017:00*

    * General Opening Text

    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
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Gradings

    • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
    VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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