'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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

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Please ensure that when visiting 'Another Place' that you adhere to the Government guidelines around social distancing. Please - especially during these times where more visitors are attending outdoor spaces such as these - do not leave litter on the beach. If bins are full, please take your litter home with you. 

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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Recent Reviews:

  • sophie1426
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    Truly wouldn’t have believed this beach was here. I was expecting a sad and tired little promenade not a gorgeous beach with these beautiful statues. It was so cool to watch the tide come out and... Read full review
  • Peter W
    Airdrie, United Kingdom
    Beatles tour / City tour of Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    Get there early as the car park fills quickly. Breath taking scenery. Miles of beach with statues facing out into the water .... Thought provoking and serene. Read full review
  • 1johnrm
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Well worth the detour
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
    The tide was just going out when we got to the beach, so we able to see the nearest statues appear fully from the waves and were able to walk out to them (they’re smaller than I imagined). By the... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)

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