'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6SX
A weathered metal statue of a male is in standing in the sand looking out towards the sea. Walking towards the sea

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NOTICE - Work is currently being undertaken to 'clean-up' and restore the Gormley statues due to natural wear and tear. This may mean that some statues are 'missing' during this time. We hope that the work will be completed soon and the beach will once again be home to all 100 sculptures. (Updated June 2021)

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.

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    • AvidTraveller255
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Surreal
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 5th June 2021
      Came out to Crosby Beach as a change of pace from the bustle of the city on a trip to Liverpool. The beach was beautiful and clean and stretched for miles but the most unique feature is the permanent... Read full review
    • Andrew-Leakey
      Leigh, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Sunny Iron Men
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th June 2021
      Took the brother in laws family with toddlers to Crosby. I love this place and thankfully so did they. 3 yr old was splashing around the streams and pools on the beach. Our teens kept the dog... Read full review
    • Cat H
      Northampton, United Kingdom
      Preferred them wearing bikini's
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 15th June 2021
      Preferred the statues when they were adorned with polka dot bikini's back in 2017 but this apparently enraged Gormley and he demanded the council clean them off. Strange, thought the council would... Read full review

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    2021 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021)

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