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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Xedos1
      Cawood, United Kingdom
      Worth the short walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th October 2019
      Set in reclaimed former mining area. Impressive sculpture set in nice woodland area. A short walk, well signed, with car parking. Read full review
    • Adventurer798653
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Dream
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 8th October 2019
      Around the dream needs a good clean up. Rubbish left everywhere. Statue is beautiful thou would recommend going to view it. Read full review
    • horrocksl
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Great place for cycling, walking and picnicking.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 15th November 2019
      I visit this place with my grandson for a six mile cycle trip it has a lovely atmosphere with lots of people walking and picnicking, even in winter and the views are amazing. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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