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:

    • Kerry B
      Trip type:
      Family
      Lovely walk and bike ride
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 17th October 2018
      Lovely bike ride,didn’t think much of the head but the view is lovely ,great place to take dog for walk Read full review
    • Phil B
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      An easy walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th November 2018
      We parked at the Clock Face Colliery Country Park (WA9 4SE) free parking. We walked out of the country park to the right of the car park entrance and followed a good path crossing Clock Face Road and... Read full review
    • Deb100uk66
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Nice dog walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th November 2018
      We decided to see this close up so we took our dogs for a walk. The pathways are quite rough as mainly made of loose hardcore and not smooth so wear good footwear and for anyone with a disability I... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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