The Bluecoat, Liverpool

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Built in 1716-17 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool. Following the Liverpool Blue Coat School's move to another site in 1906, the building was rented from 1907 onwards by the Sandon Studios Society. Based on the presence of this art society and the subsequent formation of the Bluecoat Society of Arts in 1927, the successor organisation laid claim to being the oldest arts centre in Great Britain, now called The Bluecoat.

The centre offers a full program of events and exhibitions including art, film, and performances, and explains why Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008. One of those places where local artists (writers, musicians, etc.) have an opportunity to show their art and where tourists can enjoy the cultural richness of a city that is full of artistic reminiscences both old and current. To enhance the experience, visit Kernaghan Bookshop which is located in the courtyard is a bookworm's dream. The espresso bar serves coffees and cakes, while the upstairs bistro provides more hearty fare (their delicious scouse is a must try for anyone visiting Liverpool). Come for the coffee, stay for the events!

Why You Should Visit:
Very relaxing place to have a drink or a snack; fully recommended in nice weather so you can sit outside and just relax!
Great venue if you're looking for somewhere that little bit more special than other places you may be considering.
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The Bluecoat on Map

Sight Name: The Bluecoat
Sight Location: Liverpool, England (See walking tours in Liverpool)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Liverpool, England

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