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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

Add 'Another Place' by Antony Gormley to your Itinerary

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

About

Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three metres of the foreshore and stretch 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.

Gormley is also the artist of the famous ‘Angel of the North’ sculpture in Gateshead.

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.

 

To Visit

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. Enjoy unlimited travel any time after 0930 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and bank holidays for just £5.10 with a Day Saver or £11 for a family of up to five with a Family Ticket.

Map & Directions

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:

  • Gary W
    Haverthwaite, null, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Surreal
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th January 2018
    Caught the train from Southport to Hall Road. Took a short walk to the beach, 15 minuets, then spent an hour photographing several of the cast iron men that stand on the sand. Quite by chance we... Read full review
  • deanbolly
    cheshire
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Does Sefton Council appreciate this attraction?
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th January 2018
    We love Another Place, have been visiting it regularly since it was installed, even when we moved away from Merseyside. However, on my recent visit, not only was the promenade very deep in sand... Read full review
  • PMD1530
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Very atmospheric and thought-provoking
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 4th January 2018
    We walked on Crosby beach several times over Christmas - lovely beach and Another Place really added to the experience. We easily found free parking so no need to pay high parking charges at the... Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018)

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