The Bluecoat Liverpool is a creative hub for contemporary arts, that offers a year-round programme of music, dance, visual art and literature. It is situated within a stunning Grade 1 listed, 300-year-old building. As the oldest surviving building in the Central of Liverpool, the Bluecoat is a sight to behold. The building itself boasts impressive architecture, which has been highlighted by its UNESCO world heritage status.
Inside, you will find the Bluecoat Display Centre – a haven for enthusiasts of anything and everything special in the world of arts, crafts and design. Here, you’ll be able to discover a wide range of artists and businesses offerings goods such as boutique clothing, jewellery, handmade accessories and ceramics, as well as specialist hand-engraving and silversmith services.
The Bluecoat Liverpool offers something for all family to enjoy. Little ones are more than welcome to explore everything the hub has to offer, including a gallery trail, fun activity sheets, outdoor gardens and an exciting play area with plenty of toys, games and books, as well as free art activities on a Saturday. Parents can as well relax in the knowledge that there are baby changing facilities available on the ground floor.
When hunger strikes, why not tuck yourselves into a delicious meal in the beautiful Upstairs bistro? If you’re after a quick snack, you can pick up a hot drink and homemade cake from the Expresso bar, while tiny diners can also enjoy a bite from the children’s menu.
So, if you are looking for something a little different while you’re in the city, don’t hesitate to stop by. You can locate the Bluecoat on School Lane via the entrances off the front courtyard. It is a short five minute walk from both Liverpool Central and Lime Street train stations, and secure car parking can be found at Q-Park on Hanover Street – which is a two minute stroll from the building or the Q-Park John Lewis which is 6 minutes walk.