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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

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 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    126
  • Very Good
    73
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Victoria T
    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Worst hot chocolate in Liverpool
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 11th May 2018
    Called in to warm up on a chilly day. Hot chocolate reasonable at £2.60 each. What arrived was just frothy milk. Returned and got given two identical replacements. Most tasteless, disappointing hot... Read full review
  • Mark C
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Art Centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th May 2018
    On the road between shopping streets the Bluecoat is easy to miss but well worth a visit for the free art exhibitions. Although not always my thing the Bluecoat has a long history of showing new... Read full review
  • billtC9UU
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A place in History which has forgotten its past
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st May 2018
    The origins of The Blue Coat School is no longer in evidence in this building which has been converted to an Arts Centre. Surely there should have been an area set aside to show the reasons for the... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
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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