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The Bluecoat

Liverpool, England
4.7 / 149
The cultural center located on the territory of the historical building of 1717-18. the buildings. Bluckot Chambers has always hosted exhibitions of contemporary artists and various performances. Also, there are often lectures, scientific debates, poetry evenings and all kinds of meetings. The Arts Center has been housed in the building since the beginning of the 20th century, before that there was a public school built by Captain B. Blundell.
Address:8 School Lane, Liverpool
Phone:+44 151 702 5324



Peter Banks
Absolutely stunning building with lots of interesting architecture in the centre of Liverpool. It's used as a gallery for a lot of modern art pieces which personally I can take with a grain of salt. Some independent retailers in the side units, .. Read more »
Silvia Padolini
Stunning building with a coffee shop and internal garden well preserved. A couple of external shops . And an excellent showing rooms with Biennial until Sept 2023
Yu-wei Hou
went to see Liverpool Biennial 2023, people were very friendly and lovely there.The space is enough to display large works of contemporary art.
A good space and very interesting exhibits - would recommend going along! Lots to see, and it leaves you with plenty to think about. A semi-political and semi-artistic space that is a worthy visit for those of all interests. Although the space is sma.. Read more »
Lovely outdoor court for a coffee or just some sun on your face! One of the stopping points for Liverpool Biennial 2023
Simon Mc - UK
A marvellous city centre institution of calm and culture. The Bluecoat arts centre ,galleries and city garden is an oasis of calm, culture and stimulus. Historic yet relevant and contemporary. Family friendly, welcoming and a place welcome to all. .. Read more »
Greg Oldfield
Nice Mother's Day treat for Louise from Finn. Great service lovely staff.
allan claydon
Beautiful building lovely space Annoyingly when we visited the gallery inside was shut but nothing on the external building suggested that it would be which let the whole experience down greatly Based on the leaflets for the show I'm sure it w.. Read more »
Neil Morrin
I've worked here so bear that in mind. That said an excellent venue for visual arts and performance. Lovely bar and family friendly cafe. A lovely city centre garden and great retails units.
Dee Lister
A space supporting artists with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, with fascinating art for visitors to see. I only came in for a meeting but glad I did as there was time to see the exhibition showing and visit the craft/art shop. I loved the we.. Read more »
Neil Morrin
I've worked here so bear that in mind. That said an excellent venue for visual arts and performance. Lovely bar and family friendly cafe. A lovely city centre garden and great retails units.
Sir Stevie
What a beautiful building with art work to match! I attended a wedding there this month and it has to be the best wedding I've ever attended, had a walk around the place the rear garden is stunning and the whole place is wheelchair accessible! .. Read more »
Ian Paris
Great garden, great scouse (the best I've had in Liverpool and I'm on a mission). Could have only been improved by having a bap instead of sliced bread... 9.9/10 very nice staff too.
Jo Harrison
Great outdoor space in the court yard. Very relaxed and the food was fresh and tasty, reasonably priced too. Despite being short staffed, the girls working were very good and uber friendly.
Mark Jones
Really good value delicious food in a lovely, historical setting right in the centre of Liverpool.
Janine Suggett
It was obviously far too much trouble to reply with a smile, or use common sense… Asked for cream with my coffee - reply: Don’t do cream. Oh, but you serve cream with scone and jam - yes but not with coffee. No smile. No apology of any k.. Read more »
Christine Jones
Comfortable, clean, friendly efficient staff. Good food and coffee. Reasonable prices and a super location , a quiet haven in the city centre.
Chris Bradley
Really good exhibition in the front courtyard with a nice secondhand bookshop too. Cafe was nice with a decent selection of reasonably priced food. Lovely garden to sit in on a quiet afternoon. Shame about the noise pollution from Liverpool One but .. Read more »
Gerrit Mee
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.
Nick Tudor
Always an interesting art exhibition on. Cafe is good and the courtyard is a great retreat in the city centre.
Brian Temple
Visit to Bluecoats with the kids during Easter break. Lovely, helpful staff. Interesting artwork (interactive). Kids meals are excellent.
Emma (Ems)
This display centre had many forms of art on display ranging from sculpture, installations and films that showed themes that cut to the heart including PTSD, Slavery and Dementia. Showing these works of art was very touching and showed the true aspec.. Read more »
Jan Hodkinson
Came here just for the food and was not disappointed. Massive salad selection, tasty. As soon as the next exhibition is up and running I will be back as it is one of the city's cultural gems ?
Scott Wellard
Such an oasis in the middle of the city! Family friendly with forever changing exhibits means it’s a place to keep going back too, there’s always something new to see! The garden is one of the city centres hidden gems!!
Romano Carneletto
I did not visit the gallery, only the bistro. I was walking in town before being subjected to a torrent of rain. I dashed into the gallery for cover and was pleasantly surprised to be confronted with a modern and tidy bistro style shop. I ended up ea.. Read more »
Ali Rashid
Visited here a few weeks ago as I hadn't been for ages. Loved the current exhibits and I love the whole concept around the bluecoat and the purpose of how and why it was set up. A true piece of Liverpool Heritage.
Maz Valkass
This is a lovely cafe for a bite to eat and something to drink. The high spacious environment means that noise is much lower and it is well ventilated with an entrance/ exit of either side of the cafe. Also there are tables inside the garden where yo.. Read more »
Mark Whyte
Beautiful architecture. Great small independent shops. Very cool, from violin makers to house plants.
I love the peaceful hidden garden, where you can sit on sunny or shady benches, or at a cafe table, and enjoy a drink and snacks from the well stocked cafe.
Alistair Thew
Went for a wedding and had a great time. Staff friendly and prices at the bar reasonable.
Dan Wrench
A great art gallery that I wish I'd had more time to look around. Free entry but donations sought - and should be given. The cafe garden is such a beautiful and tranquil place to sit and rest a while
Elizabeth Hawker
There is always something surprising to see at the Bluecoat, I have never been disappointed. The Design shop is one of the best shops I have been in. The range of beautifully crafted items just showcase the number of really talented people who are ar.. Read more »
Linda Wilton
Excellent friendly service which was just what I needed at the end if a long hot exhausting day. Lively to sit out in the beautiful garden with a cold drink, cake and icecream. ❤??
Kieran Smith
Beauty, lovely and quaint place hidden behind the less attractive Primark. Visited the small book shop there and bought a few books as a souvenir ?.
Mary Cook
I love coming here for a quiet coffee and sitting in the garden . It's a beautiful little oasis in a busy city centre. That's even before I explore the exhibitions
Paul Robinson
Former 17th Century educational institution, now outstanding contemporary inner-city exhibition, performance & gallery space.
Irene Binns
I went for a catch up with a friend and we both had a toasted baguette and a bottle of ginger beer. The food was alright and the staff were friendly. We sat out on the garden which was beautiful, you wouldn't think you were in the middle of the.. Read more »
Linda Philipson
Good place to visit all under one roof. Also a Cafe, and a place to sit in the gardens
Juan Quaglia
I took several art courses in the Bluecoat. Good teachers and great experience.
laura smith
Interesting, worth a pop in if your passing . Lovely little shop to browse , but very expensive . Nice central garden to sit in on a sunny day.
Mon Bartovska
It has changed! Beautiful! Waited for so long to sit in that garden again! Oasis of green in the middle of a city! Well done!???❤
Great art installation. Great café and staff are always helpful. Brilliant place to visit and spend some time for yourself, taking in the art or grabbing a coffee to drink in the patioed garden. Been going here since I was young and will conti.. Read more »
Enaam Errayes
I went with my friends ..and we sat in the out said lovely Area in the summer ...we sat long time lovely time
Victoria x
Great company with a variety of different things always going on within the community. Love the exhibition ms they have on and the outdoor spaces ?
Chris O'connor
The cafe is a lovely place to eat make a great cup of coffee, range of meals and sandwhiches. Recommended.
Geoff Johnston
Great food. The Scouse is great. Covid secure too.
Eileen Myhill
Calm space in a busy city. Great thought provoking shows.
Chris Ward
Externally, The Bluecoat is fabulous to look at, even the outside seating area is leafy and like a green oasis in the middle of a busy city centre. And here's the but... The internal cafe interior is best described as bog standard, with all of t.. Read more »
John Wilson
Its a nice place to come for lunch or to browse the artworks on display. A great space and nice staff. The courtyard is a sanctuary of calm in the city.
John Lipson
Such a stunning historic building with a fascinating history... now an art gallery so many brilliant paintings and exhibitions to see and for a break there is a lovely cafe.
michael kokolay
I enjoy revisiting this lovely place since my college days. On this occasion it was to sit in the rear courtyard in the sunshine chatting with friends amongst the sensory garden. Plenty of outdoor seating and benches enjoying a nice coffee, passing t.. Read more »
Nerys Johnson
300 year old 'Bluecoat' (the pupils wore Bluecoats) School started by a Reverend for children and now an Art Gallery, Cafe, Shop's and Exhibition Centre. The end of the day for us so just went in for coffees and a quick look, definite.. Read more »