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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
      85
    • Average
      67
    • Poor
      34
    • Terrible
      30

    Recent Reviews:

    • gazmo4
      Trip type:
      Family
      Dirty
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st April 2017
      Came hear with the kids and dog hoping for a nice walk, I was shocked by the amount of rubbish scattered all over the place, it looked more like a tip. The head itself was impressive but short of a... Read full review
    • Steven V
      Portsmouth, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      It's a big head...
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th April 2017
      OK, so it is just a big head but up close it is quite impressive. I have read some of the other reviews here however I'm glad to say when i visited there was no graffiti on the sculpture. It is set... Read full review
    • David R
      Trip type:
      Family
      Ok
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th April 2017
      Impressive head. Plenty of graffiti. Very popular with bad dog owners. Dodging dog crap on the way up while admiring the black full poop bags thrown into the trees that look like some gothic ritual... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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