'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6SX
Image: Ron Davies

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • janettierney1950
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Walk on beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th January 2020
    This would be better at low tide to see more of the statues. There is a nice walk along the beach and it is dog friendly. Read full review
  • choccielassie
    Anthony Gormley in a Santa Hat
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th January 2020
    We had a lovely 'first footing'on New Years Eve. There were lots of nice birds on the ponds at the back of the sand dunes backing onto the beach. The statues are similar to the ones in the Water of... Read full review
  • V B
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Great experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st January 2020
    Wow. Is all you can say to actually get a chance to see these statues at last ! The brilliance of this man , so glad we went! Be careful of the sands though and don’t walk further out than the first... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)

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