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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:

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      52
    • Very Good
      91
    • Average
      75
    • Poor
      37
    • Terrible
      32

    Recent Reviews:

    • Sue1775
      Bolton
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Sunday afternoon walk xx
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th October 2017
      Great location for a sunny walk and around the woods. Parking isn't the best. Plenty of benches to have a picnic xx Read full review
    • Neil D
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Dog walking
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th October 2017
      The Dream is on an old coal pit with various information about the pit on posts and a plan of the area is situated at the large gates to the area, whatever weather we enjoy a stroll through the Dream... Read full review
    • umlout
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Could be so much more
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd October 2017
      As the title says, could be so much more. Starting with the positives the Dream itself looks great and the former colliery is now covered with trees and is part of the Mersey forest with some nice... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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