Read about the accessibility of The Bluecoat on our Contact page.

For further information about The Chester Bluecoat Charity, funding applications or our almshouses:


01244 345787 (The Chester Bluecoat Charity enquiries only)


For further information about The Bluecoat building and meeting room rental:


01244 403277 (Bluecoat enquiries only*)



The Chester Bluecoat CharityThe BluecoatUpper Northgate StreetChesterCH1 4EE

*Please note this number is for Bluecoat enquiries only. If you wish to contact an organisation based within the Bluecoat building, please contact them directly. Contact details for these organisations can be found here.

How to find us

The Bluecoat is in the heart of Chester, on Upper Northgate Street, near the Town Hall, Storyhouse, Chester Market and Chester Cathedral.


As The Bluecoat is located in Chester City centre, we do not have a dedicated car park. The building is within walking distance of the Garden Lane,  Delamere Street and New Market car parks.

Public transport

The Bluecoat is a short walk from the bus station. The bus service timetables are available in the link here

Chester railway station is a 20-minute walk from The Bluecoat.


The Chester Bluecoat Charity has bike racks available, however due to the Grade II* listing status of the Bluecoat building, they are at the rear of the building. Any visitor who wishes to park their bike onsite will need to ask a member of staff to grant them access to the bike racks.

There are also bike racks at the new indoor Cycle Hub at Chester Market on Northgate Street and a covered bike rack at the rear of Fountains Medical Practice on Delamere Street.


To read about the accessibility of The Bluecoat, please click here.


The Bluecoat building has a defibrillator installed in the archway at the front of the building. The defibrillator is accessible to the public 24/7.

In an emergency, call 999 who will give further instructions.