How to Find Us and Parking Information


The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk L39 4QP
Box Office: 01695 584480

By Road

Via motorways: Leave M6 at junction 26 and join M58. Exit at junction 3, taking the A570 towards Southport and Ormskirk. You will see signs for ‘Edge Hill University’ when you leave the motorway. From junction 3 the journey is 2.8 miles and takes about 5 minutes.

The Campus can also be reached from Preston or Liverpool via the A59.

For sat nav you can use the postcode L39 4QP but please check that the route provided arrives at the front of Edge Hill University on St Helens Road. Alternatively enter lat/long co-ordinates 53.558622,-2.875178.

By Rail

From Ormskirk train station there is a regular service running to and from Preston and all stations to Liverpool.
Details are available on the Merseytravel website

From Ormskirk train station you can get to the Campus in a variety of ways:

  • Bus: From Ormskirk train station take the pedestrian walkway to Ormskirk bus station and connect with the Edge Link bus for a direct route to campus. Please ensure you check the Edge Link schedule  for bus times. 
  • Walk: Turn right from the station and walk up Station Approach. At the top, turn left, then first right. Walk up Stanley Street and Knowsley Road, across two junctions, to reach St Helens Road. Turn left and continue until you reach the Campus. Use the first main university entrance and the Arts Centre is on the left of the mini roundabout. The walk will only take 15 – 20 minutes: Map
  • Taxi: There is 24-hour taxi services close to the station.

Parking Information

Please be advised of the following:
If you are coming along the A570 from the direction of the motorway towards Edge Hill University, ignore the big student & staff car park and  continue driving to the Visitors’ entrance on the right  at the next set of traffic lights.

If you are coming along the A570 from the direction of Ormskirk, the Visitors’ Entrance is the first entrance on the left.

Once through the Visitors’ Entrance, please stop at Campus Security on the left, and go into their office where you will be advised of nearest available parking to the Arts Centre. Entry barriers to these car parks are controlled by Campus Support staff so will not automatically rise. Barriers will only automatically rise upon exit.

If in the event there is no available nearby parking here, Campus Support staff will advise of alternative available parking on campus.

Please note that you can park in the big student & staff car park, but you will then need to walk towards the main University building. Please allow five minutes to do this.

As you are an Arts Centre customer, you will not require a parking permit as stated on the signage.

Parking for customers with disabilities is available close to the Arts Centre. For further information, please contact the Box Office on 01695 584480.