'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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Recent Reviews:

  • jamesakinsley
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Eye-catching display
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th October 2021
    We spent a glorious windswept two hours wandering the beach, admiring the statues. The different way they are weathering, depending on location, means they're endlessly fascinating, and en masse... Read full review
  • reginald g
    Stanmore
    Awsome
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th October 2021
    We stayed in hotel quite near and enjoyed the statues along the beach Very stunning The beach stretched for miles and the statues where spread out far as you could see Read full review
  • beauceronbart
    Orlando, Florida
    Cold visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th October 2021
    Author, Conrad Jones inspired my visit, as the Iron men feature in a couple of his books. I found them quite haunting and sad! Like they know something and are trying to get away. But can’t … I will... Read full review

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2021 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021)

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