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'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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

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Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three metres 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.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Olive M
    Todmorden, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 22nd March 2018
    It was possibly the wrong time to be there. High tide had obscured a lot of the 'men'. It didn't spoil the day out. Glad I saw them on a couple of other occasions! Tip check the tides!! Read full review
  • Barry A
    Trip Type:
    Adding intrigue to a decent promenade walk
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th March 2018
    We arrived a high tide... but as we walked from the far car park towards the dockyard cranes and skyline of Liverpool heads and then torsoe’s soon started to emerge from the depths... After a decent... Read full review
  • millcox
    Keighley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Eerie but magical !
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th March 2018
    We visited on a particularly cold day, it was freezing actually so we probably didn’t spend as long as we should . I thought the sculptures were ace. I loved the eerie feel of the beach created by... 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

2018 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)


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