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The Bluecoat is a home for creative potential, where art and people meet. Our purpose is to create new and more meaningful ways to experience art. For artists and for everyone, we bring art into life, and we know how transformative art can be.

Many of the people we work with face significant barriers to experiencing art and getting creative. Our goal is to break down those barriers. Can you help us make a difference?

Join us

As a registered charity, Bluecoat relies on the generosity of its supporters to keep our exhibitions free to enter, support new and emerging artists, engage people from all walks of life with the arts through our exciting participation programme, and maintain our beautiful building, the oldest in Liverpool's city centre.

Make a donation

Making a donation is the simplest way to support Bluecoat.

Become a Member

Support our inclusive arts work and receive exclusive perks by becoming a Member.

Become an Artist

Access our state of the art print facilities and more by becoming an Artist.

Other ways to give

Donate in person
Next time you visit the Bluecoat, please consider making a cash
or contactless donation at one of our donation points.
By donating, you’re helping someone access arts experiences
they would otherwise not get to enjoy.

Gift a Membership

Show your appreciation to a loved one, friend or family member by purchasing them a Membership.


Thank you for wanting to volunteer with the Bluecoat! Here is a list of our current opportunities.

Volunteer with Blue Room

Blue Room is Bluecoat’s inclusive arts project for learning disabled and neurodivergent adults. Volunteering with Blue Room is a perfect opportunity for those wishing to give their time to a life-enhancing project.

If you are interested in contemporary visual arts, heritage and nature and would like to learn about inclusive arts practice, we would love to hear from you.

The role is a chance to learn from experienced inclusive arts practitioners in the context of our high-quality creative programmes at the Bluecoat Liverpool or Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

Please note due to the high number of applications received, we are now operating a volunteer waiting list. A member of the team will get in touch if we have a volunteer opportunity that matches your availability, however there may be a delay

Applicants must be 18+

Please make sure you state which location you would like to volunteer at, either

The Bluecoat in Liverpool City Centre, L1 3BX

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn, WA7 1SX

If you have any questions please get in touch:

Gallery & garden volunteering

We don't currently have any opportunities to volunteer in our gallery or garden.

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