Dream St.Helens

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

Tel: +44 (0)174 475 5150

A large sculpture of a young girl's head with her eyes closed in a dream-like state. It is on a patch of grass with a cloudy blue sky.

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.

As seen in the Netflix series, 'Stay Close.'

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
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      72
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      118
    • Average
      94
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Ben T
      Morecambe, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Still beautiful but she needs a wash
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 27th April 2022
      I remember visiting this way back when it was first installed. There was very little publicity; no park around it; I just remember it being a bit like a building site. So I was interested to return... Read full review
    • PLowndes
      Berkshire
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Definitely worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th May 2022
      We went to see this in the early evening on a Friday, it was almost deserted and I think that brings out the best of it. There were more deer than people and standing by the statue all you can see... Read full review
    • _robert_bloke
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      No thought or effort put in for visitors
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th August 2022
      It’s a lovely part of St Helens and well worth a visit, it would be really nice if the Owners would get adventurous and have some kind of cafe or coffee bar available. A very big fault is that there... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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