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“Looks aren't everything”
Review of The Bluecoat

The Bluecoat
Ranked #50 of 207 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A former school tucked away in the city center. One of the oldest and most attractive buildings in Liverpool now plays host to contemporary art and performance displays. The rear secret garden is a tranquil, picturesque place to take a breather from the surrounding hubbub.
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Looks aren't everything”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Fabulous looking building in the heart of Liverpool but there is not much in it. Some galleries, cafe style eating (not cheap) all a bit Bohemian.

Visited June 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great space”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Community spirited- good variety of art. Great food at a good price. helpful staff, shop promoting a range of artists and products

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice idea”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

I like the idea of the Bluecoat but when I visited it lacked atmosphere. I think something needs to be done to attract people out from the surrounding shops and walk the two strides down the side to it. The shops, once you enter the building, are shut away behind closed doors with no signage on the inside. Even if the doors had glass in people wouldn't feel so shut out and could have a peek before entering.

This is a perfect place to go for something unique. Forget buying mass produced and support your local artists. Simple thing is you can buy much cooler stuff here that will set you apart from everybody else.

Visited January 2013
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always have a quick look around.”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

There are some interesting items here but other art pieces can be pretentious and over-priced. It is worth a look as the jewellery here is very nice. I normally visit out of curiosity when in Liverpool but rarely buy anything.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“heritage”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is such a magnificent building which is grossly underused. Spending time here reading and studying is a joy in itself

Visited November 2012
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