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The Dream, St Helens

(2.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Dream is a sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside. Costing approximately £1.8m, it was funded through The Big Art Project in coordination with the Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Channel 4.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • An interesting structure but losing its prominence as the trees grow. Nothing remarkable and does set my world on fire am afraid. Its good to look at and its clever. 
  • Went to see this as we have family in St. Helens. It is always nice to see cities with sculptures but this one we felt was fairly uninspiring I'm sad to say. 
  • Pleasant winter walk through Build Forest Park up to the Dream sculpture. Area was well kept, paths were well signed and maintained. The sculpture is good up close but as you might expect it's designe...  more »
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  • This area is worth a look for a couple of hours. Well maintained paths and woodland. There are no facilities,(toilets, cafes etc) on this reclaimed brown field site.
  • Nice walk up to Dream from several different paths. Unusual find for the area. Only issue are the broken bottles/glass found by the face, need to keep a close eye on young kids running around. Would still recommend a visit.
  • Fabulous and serene. A brilliant example of what can be done with old industrial sites with good engagement of the local population. Well done to StHelens and all its residents. Could do with a bit more care and cleaning because of the "sad" few who leave used nappies and dog mess. But still well worth a visit.
  • Took my two daughters here a early 2016. Large parkland, shame it's right next to the noisy motorway... Windy at the exposed monument. I think it would be lovely on a warm summer's day.
  • Nightmare on the approaches. Litter and loads of used doggie bags hanging from the bushes and lay in the grass, excrement on the paths, plus rotting and wrecked benches. One star for the view away from the dump !