Dream St.Helens

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

Tel: 01744 755150

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • simonrstones
      Bolton, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      An unusual attraction
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 27th July 2021
      Dream is an impressive sculpture by Jaume Plensa, situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor colliery. It is quite striking, and at dusk, rather atmospheric. I have never seen anything quite... Read full review
    • rachelmH850YT
      Tucson
      From the slag heap to the main attraction
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th October 2021
      Great story behind how this statue came to be. Well used natural area, perfect for a stroll with the family. Read full review
    • Plippo
      Sale
      Well worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 13th January 2022
      Nice walk with/without four legged friends. The signage to the statue is fine but the other paths are not sign posted so they could end up anywhere and perhaps at the entrance a map of the paths... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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