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:

    • 811owenh
      Haydock, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Impressive
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 24th April 2019
      Very interesting to find the history behind the area and the reason for the sculpture. It towers over you but is not intimidating and really reflects its purpose. Read full review
    • JFergo
      Liverpool
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      impressive statue, nice park with lovely views.
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 14th May 2019
      first time visiting this park/statue. passed it many times on the motorway and thought I'd go check it out, it being such a glorious day. some nice walking to be done in this comparatively small... Read full review
    • Bluerobin59
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Amazing Ten year anniversary
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 31st May 2019
      This is an outstanding sculpture in an unusual setting. Based on a former colliery site it was conceived by ex miners with a Spanish sculptor. Ten years on it was lit up as it should have been and... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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