A Quirky Day

Anthony Gormley’s modern sculpture, ‘Another Place’

Have a quirky family day out at Crosby’s non-bathing beach.

Be in awe with Anthony Gormley’s modern sculpture, ‘Another Place’, which consists of 100 cast iron, life-size figures standing along three kilometres of foreshore and stretching one kilometre out to sea. All of the figures were casts of the artist’s body and each figure looks out to sea and stares at the horizon as though in silent expectation.

According to Gormley, ‘Another Place’, with its cast-iron figures standing in the ebb and flow of the tide explores man’s relationship with nature. These marvellous figures, weighing 650 kilos, are well-worth visiting – and at sunset they look even more remarkable. But please remember, it is not a bathing beach and it has an area with 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.

It’s an interesting and unusual day out for all the family!

© Sefton Council

Find out more