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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      48
    • Very Good
      82
    • Average
      65
    • Poor
      32
    • Terrible
      30

    Recent Reviews:

    • enigma2904
      Kendal, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      A nice walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st March 2017
      With a friend of mine we were staying in St Helens for a few days in February. We took the bus from nearby the hotel that we stayed at and went to see the Dream. It has been a nice day, sunny and we... Read full review
    • mcnanc
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Walk
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th March 2017
      Nice walk but it still would be if the dream wasn't there! It's ok to look at but can be seen from the motorway. Wouldn't come to see it more than once as there is nothing there. Not good if you have... Read full review
    • dee542017
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Fabulous Feature
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 14th March 2017
      I visited this fabulous icon last year.. Luckily it wasn't raining as most of the long winding woodland walk is in the open but it's certainly worth it. Good walks for dogs and children love it... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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