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Dream St.Helens

Sutton Manor Colliery Site
Sutton Woodland
Jubits Lane
St.Helens
Merseyside
WA9 4BB

Tel: 01744 755150

Dream Sculpture

About

"Dream" is a 20 metre high sculpture located on the former site of Sutton Manor Colliery in St Helens, designed by world-renowned and award-winning artist, Jaume Plensa. 

The sculpture takes form of a young girl's head. Her eyes are closed in a dream-like state. The white, almost luminescent finish is a stark contrast to the history of the site and the black of thr coal that still lies in the ground below. The facial contours and reflectivity changes regularly due to changing weather and light conditions.

Dream was commissioned by both ex-miners and St Helens' Council with the aim of reflecting the aspirations of the community. It was decided a mining monument was far from the wishes of the community and instead, a forward-looking piece that would inspire generations.

Above honouring the human heritage of the site, Dream is also intended to sybolise St Helens' post-industrial transformation and becomea regional landmark.

Over 35million visitors a year pass the sculpture close to junction 7 on the M62, half way between Liverpool and Manchester.

Please note that due to the gradient of the path, the summit of Sutton Manor has never been easily accessible to wheelchair users.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • NervousDebs
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Thought provoking
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th June 2018
      For years I have seen this beautiful statue as we have driven past on the motorway and have wanted to visit here to see it close up and I wasn’t disappointed – it is fantastic. We visited on a really... Read full review
    • Natasha G
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Good walking spot
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 21st May 2018
      This is a great little walk for everyone to enjoy, it’s accessible for prams and wheelchairs it even has and has brilliant free off road parking It’s all more or less flat terrain until you get to... Read full review
    • Big_Jeff_Leo
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      A look to the future
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th May 2018
      The Dream sits high in the Bold Forest Park which was once the former Sutton Manor Colliery. Gone are the Colliery Head Gear, buildings and slag heaps which have now been replaced by public space... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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