News 23 Sep 22

SEE MONSTER, a decommissioned offshore platform transformed into one of the UK’s largest public art installations, may now be boarded from Saturday 24 September. Visitors will be able to enter onto the structure itself, and journey up to the top, entirely for free.

The installation is situated inside the Tropicana on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, and is one of 10 government funded creative projects commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.
After voyaging across the North Sea, and arriving on the shores of Weston-super-Mare in July, SEE MONSTER has undergone an extraordinary transformation.

With accessibility considered at every stage, SEE MONSTER towers at 35-metres tall, over four distinct levels. It features: a kinetic installation made up of 6,000 individual pieces, forming the monster’s shimmering scales; a wild garden of grasses, plants and trees grown to thrive in a seaside micro-climate; a 10-metre high waterfall; a curly slide; kinetic wind sculptures; artist and scientist collaborations, creating renewable designs for sustainable energy generation; a seated amphitheatre with unrivalled views out to sea from seaside telescopes; and a broadcast studio at the base of the structure. Hosts will also be present onboard the monster, to show you around and to answer any questions.

SEE MONSTER will be open daily from 9am – 9pm until Saturday 5 November, and is completely FREE.

There is no need to book, but to find out more about planning your visit, please take a look at the HERE on the website. Please also be aware that this is an outdoor installation; visiting SEE MONSTER will be weather-dependent, so check our website and social media channels for updates before embarking on your journey…

We look forward to welcoming you to SEE MONSTER!


Natural History Museum Takeover

SEE MONSTER have partnered with the Natural History Museum to bring a week of exciting interactive events focussing on their recent exhibition – Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It.⁠

Join scientists and educators in discussion, debate and hands-on activities from 26 – 29 September, taking place both at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, home of SEE MONSTER, and online. Follow our social channels for further details and to book.


The Transformation

To discover more about the extraordinary transformation of SEE MONSTER we have been talking to our experts. To watch these fascinating films, and to find out more about the people behind this extraordinary project, visit our TRANSFORMATION page here.


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