'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6SX
'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

About

These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.

Having previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium, 'Another Place' is now a permanent feature in the UK, at Crosby Beach.

According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.

Please note - Crosby beach is a non-bathing beach with areas of soft sand and mud and a risk of changing tides. Visitors should stay within 50 metres of the promenade at all tides and not attempt to walk out to the furthest figures.

 

If you’d like to visit “Another Place”, Merseyrail operate regular services from Liverpool Central and Moorfields stations in the city centre to Blundellsands and Crosby station, which is a short stroll away from the attraction.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Visitors can see Another Place from all the normal access routes to Crosby beach.

Public Transport Directions

The foreshore is easy to reach by public transport via three railway stations served by Merseyrail - Waterloo, Blundellsands and Crosby or Hall Road - and a range of bus services. Ring the Merseytravel Traveline for more information on 0871 200 22 33.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1311
  • Very Good
    473
  • Average
    94
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • Andrew-Leakey
    Leigh, United Kingdom
    still love it
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th November 2019
    Took our US guest to see this place, and reminded how beautiful it is. The light was pretty darn good, and the beach not too busy. Some of the iron men were semi submerged, and had seagulls on... Read full review
  • DD9933
    Trip type:
    Family
    Good at sunset
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st December 2019
    I took my 6 year old to see the Iron Men statues on Crosby Beach. He was fascinated and I got some nice photos as the sun went down. We then played on the beach using sticks to draw pictures. Good... Read full review
  • Brisca01
    Billingham, United Kingdom
    A great attraction
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th December 2019
    We missed this last year as the tide times were wrong. This time it was low tide and we enjoyed our visit very much. Luckily the weather was also on our side. It is so atmospheric here. Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2019)

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