'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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  • rockinrocky_robin
    Timperley, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Easy to get to, accessible and something different from a trip to the beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st April 2019
    Crosby is our nearest beach from Manchester and makes a bit of a change from Lytham and Blackpool. The parking near the lifeboat station is well laid out and fairly cheap (£1 for 2 hours). Take some... Read full review
  • germinal123
    Leyland, United Kingdom
    Went to see the Iron Men
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th April 2019
    Unfortunately we had mistimed our visit and the tide was in! However, it started to go out quite rapidly and we soon began to see the men. It's an amazing sight, really amazing. It is obviously... Read full review
  • NeilS303
    Ormskirk, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    An amazing, humbling and thought provoking experience, Liverpool is lucky to have the Iron Men here on permanent display. If you have not been to see them then you are missing out big time! Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2019)

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