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All aboard as SEE MONSTER awakens in Weston-super-Mare – FREE to experience through to 5 November

SEE MONSTER is a retired offshore platform from the North Sea, dragged to shore on a barge as large as a football pitch and transformed into one of the UK’s largest public art installations, and it’s causing some waves on the South West coast of England at the beach in Weston-Super-Mare.

September 29, 2022


Visit for FREE!

You can visit from 24 September for FREE, right through until 5th November 2022. And it looks pretty awesome. Move over Locky the Loch Ness Monster, there is a new monster in town. This one’s hard to miss and you can climb aboard.

SEE MONSTER is for Sea-lovers and garden enthusiasts;

Art lovers will be in awe;

Curious kids will be captivated;

The opportunities for creative content for Instagram are endless;

But above all else, the aim of SEE MONSTER is an opportunity to be awed and amazed by the spectacular sights and sounds of the weather; to be excited by the science behind it; and to learn how it helps us understand our planet.

Don’t just take our word for it - here’s what Talia has to say…

Girl About sent Talia in South Wales to the SEE MONSTER to take a look before this monster project opens to the public on Saturday 24 September. Here’s what she has to say…

I had the opportunity to travel up and inside the beast before SEE MONSTER welcomes the public on board tomorrow. I was left speechless after seeing SEE MONSTER! It was definitely an experience and a project I won't forget.

SEE MONSTER rises 35 metres above sea level and the views of the seaside city of Weston-Super-Mare are incredible from the viewing deck.

There is a 12-metre waterfall, a 6,000-piece kinetic installation forming the monster’s shimmering scales and wild gardens where you can explore the rehabilitated Monster. Look out for a very fun slide hidden on one of the floors.

Throughout the installation, I learnt about many different approaches to a more sustainable and greener future. I especially loved that the original features of the rig, such as the lifeboat, were kept intact and can be seen.

Accessibility has been considered at every stage to make SEE MONSTER an exciting experience for EVERYONE.

The installation is FREE to the public from 24 September to 5 November 2022.

No booking is required.

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Getting to SEE MONSTER

The MONSTER is currently residing at:
Tropicana, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1BE

Great Western Railway runs direct high-speed and regional train services to Weston-super-Mare station from Bristol, London, Taunton, Exeter, Cardiff and beyond, from where it’s just a 15-minute walk to the SEE MONSTER.

First Bus operates a number of services across the West of England to get you to SEE MONSTER. (See link below for service information and to book tickets).



SEE MONSTER, part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, is a decommissioned North Sea offshore platform transformed into one of the UK’s largest public art installations with four publicly accessible levels. Located at the iconic Tropicana on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, this world-first transformation aims to inspire conversations about reuse, renewables, and the great British weather.


UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is a celebration of creativity taking place across the UK until 5 November. Presented in over 100 locations around the UK, it features ten major multi-site and digital creative projects that share new ideas and possibilities for the future and are produced by creatives from across science, technology, engineering and the arts. UNBOXED is funded by the four governments of the UK and commissioned and delivered in partnership with Belfast City Council, Creative Wales and EventScotland.

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September 29, 2022