Browse our themed collections of archival material here. These focus on a particular theme from Bluecoat’s 300-year history, including the charity school, architecture, arts programmes and participation work.

The collections represent just a small selection of our archive, and you can discover many more images, documents and videos by clicking the ‘Search the Archive’ button. This provides access to our full inventory and allows you to filter your search by media type, key word, and time frame.

History of Bluecoat

Not just a pretty façade

The Blue Coat School

The UK's first arts centre

Bluecoat Exhibitions

Live at Bluecoat

Bluecoat Posters

The Bluecoat Garden

Blue Room

Bluecoat and Slavery

Sandon Studios Society

Bluecoat Events Brochures

Captain Beefheart at Bluecoat

Shape and Structure selected by Emily Motto