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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

Mariners Road, Crosby Beach, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 6SX

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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

About

Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three kilometres of the foreshore and stretch almost one kilometre out to sea.

The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.

Having previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium, 'Another Place' is now a permanent feature in the UK, at Crosby Beach.

Gormley is also the artist of the famous ‘Angel of the North’ sculpture in Gateshead.

According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature.

He explains: The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.
 

Please note - Crosby beach is a non-bathing beach with areas of soft sand and mud and a risk of changing tides. Visitors should stay within 50 metres of the promenade at all tides and not attempt to walk out to the furthest figures.

 

To Visit

If you’d like to visit “Another Place”, Merseyrail operate regular services from Liverpool Central and Moorfields stations in the city centre to Blundellsands and Crosby station, which is a short stroll away from the attraction. Enjoy unlimited travel any time after 0930 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and bank holidays for just £5.10 with a Day Saver or £11 for a family of up to five with a Family Ticket.

 

To book your transport safely and securely via the official ‘Merseyrail Journey Planner’ click the link below:

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Recent Reviews:

  • YNWATravelBug
    Surrey, Canada
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting exhibit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th May 2019
    We visited Crosby beach at the suggestion of family who live not far away. Crosby beach is quite a good beach when the tide is out. Sand is nice to walk on even in shoes. Quite an expansive beach... Read full review
  • A1Tage
    Biddulph, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice place for a stroll along the prom
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th May 2019
    Lovely beach with a pleasant promenade walk, looking out over the iron men. A peaceful place in compromise when looking over towards Liverpool docks with all its industrious background. Read full review
  • louiseo202
    Liversedge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fabulous place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    Came here on a recommendation from a colleague. Spot on ! Absolutely fabulous place to visit. Arrived in time for the tide going out (did check first) and it was ace to see the men appearing on the... Read full review
  • YNWATravelBug
    Surrey, Canada
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting exhibit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th May 2019
    We visited Crosby beach at the suggestion of family who live not far away. Crosby beach is quite a good beach when the tide is out. Sand is nice to walk on even in shoes. Quite an expansive beach... Read full review
  • A1Tage
    Biddulph, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice place for a stroll along the prom
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th May 2019
    Lovely beach with a pleasant promenade walk, looking out over the iron men. A peaceful place in compromise when looking over towards Liverpool docks with all its industrious background. Read full review
  • louiseo202
    Liversedge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fabulous place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    Came here on a recommendation from a colleague. Spot on ! Absolutely fabulous place to visit. Arrived in time for the tide going out (did check first) and it was ace to see the men appearing on the... Read full review

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The foreshore is easy to reach by public transport via three railway stations served by Merseyrail - Waterloo, Blundellsands and Crosby or Hall Road - and a range of bus services. Ring the Merseytravel Traveline for more information on 0871 200 22 33.

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

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