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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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      77
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    Recent Reviews:

    • JanLen
      Warrington, Cheshire
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Dirty Dream!
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 4th December 2017
      Dream hasn't weathered well in the dirty north western air! When first erected this beautiful Jaume Plensa sculpture was amazing; however, a few years later and perhaps it is the wrong colour or in... Read full review
    • Monica P
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Super
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 8th November 2017
      Free to visit!! Super walk with friends, family or dogs!! Great views and excellent location if you enjoy sketching or photography!! Visible from m62. Come off at rainhill stoops junction. Enjoy!! Read full review
    • BrianB321
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      St Helens version of the one in the North East
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 5th November 2017
      The only problem is that in St Helens they have had to cut down the tops of trees so drivers on the M62 can see it. It looks rather like a big ice lolly Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017)

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