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Dream St.Helens

Sutton Manor Colliery Site
Sutton Woodland
Jubits Lane
St.Helens
Merseyside
WA9 4BB

Tel: 01744 755150

Dream Sculpture

About

"Dream" is a 20 metre high sculpture located on the former site of Sutton Manor Colliery in St Helens, designed by world-renowned and award-winning artist, Jaume Plensa. 

The sculpture takes form of a young girl's head. Her eyes are closed in a dream-like state. The white, almost luminescent finish is a stark contrast to the history of the site and the black of thr coal that still lies in the ground below. The facial contours and reflectivity changes regularly due to changing weather and light conditions.

Dream was commissioned by both ex-miners and St Helens' Council with the aim of reflecting the aspirations of the community. It was decided a mining monument was far from the wishes of the community and instead, a forward-looking piece that would inspire generations.

Above honouring the human heritage of the site, Dream is also intended to sybolise St Helens' post-industrial transformation and becomea regional landmark.

Over 35million visitors a year pass the sculpture close to junction 7 on the M62, half way between Liverpool and Manchester.

Please note that due to the gradient of the path, the summit of Sutton Manor has never been easily accessible to wheelchair users.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • FatherFeck
      Liverpool
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Great artwork. Shame about the setting.
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 22nd May 2017
      Have known about this sculpture for a long time as had been past it on many occasions on the nearby motorway. Always been impressed with it and liked it, but had never saw it up close. I finally... Read full review
    • davidwilliambarnes
      Blackpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      I had a dream
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th May 2017
      Saw this face sculpture from the motorway and because I only got a glance of it I was intrigued to see more. It is built on the old mining site of Sutton Manor Colliery so I think it would have been... Read full review
    • Marmitelover88
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Quite a sight.
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 11th May 2017
      I was impressed with the size of the dream and also how it looked different depending what angle you view it from. I can imagine that it would look different at different times of day and also... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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