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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      55
    • Very Good
      92
    • Average
      78
    • Poor
      37
    • Terrible
      34

    Recent Reviews:

    • willjadam
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      beautiful walk with the dogs
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th January 2018
      beautiful place to walk the dogs or have a mountain bike ride ,nice and relaxed. could be anywhere in the country once you leave the car behind Read full review
    • DAVID H
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      St Helens Number 1 attraction
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 24th January 2018
      Amazing transforming a blot on the landscape the remnants for Sutton Manor colliery & creating a decent walk leading up to this magnificent Sculpture Read full review
    • ScreamingSkulls
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Total Waste of Money!
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
      It's such a shame that something more like The Angel of the North could not have been there. This was supposed to atract people to St Helens. All it shows is that just like St Helens town centre... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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