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I Find It Quite Appealing!

The Quantum Leap in Shrewsbury is situated on the river bank opposite the Severn Theatre. It was... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
An odd edifice.

Worth a look, even to admire the waste of public money. Charles Darwin must be turnung in his... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Ben S
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The 'Quantum Leap' is a £1,000,000 pile of insipid ambiguous concrete. The structure itself appears to be badly maintained, as there is water damage and discolouraton abound. Please do not waste your time seeking out this abomination. There are plenty of examples of elegance and...More

Thank Callum L
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Whoever thought that this was a good value for money item, looks terrible have seen people climbing on it. A slinky springs to mind.

Thank john k
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The Quantum Leap in Shrewsbury is situated on the river bank opposite the Severn Theatre. It was "created to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of evolutionist Charles Darwin, who was born in the town in 1809". It always reminds me of dinosaur bones and...More

Thank Wasessa
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I live here in Shrewsbury and walked passes many times but one day decided to have a look and it is lovely. It a nice place to sit and relax and watch the world go by.

1  Thank AMG1989
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Sorry don't get it! Is it supposed to depict something, or just modern concrete art? sorry I'm a heathen, but it diidnt work for me

Thank colinangieandruby
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I like this, I know some really hate it but isn't that what art is all about? To divide opinion and encourage discussion. Yes it might have been nicer in non concrete colours but that would have removed the natural feel to it. It's definitely...More

Thank Josephine262
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Pointless . Looks more like a peace of concrete waste pipe set next to the river on the side of a main dual carriage way . Is this a Quantum leap into how to waste tax payers money ,

Thank mljmfw
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I think the other reviews sum it up well. What is it? Who cares, you stopped and looked and wondered so in that it has achieved its objective. It was looked and wondered at. I like art like this.

2  Thank fishonsaturday
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Worth a look, even to admire the waste of public money. Charles Darwin must be turnung in his grave!

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a terrible sculpture,dedicated to the memory of the great Charles Darwin,a statue of him would have been much more appropriate

Thank Iain B
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