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Nice river side walk

An interesting sculpture by the river, in a park with flower beds. A good place to sit and watch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
798nh
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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
via mobile
An unusual statue and plaque

The quantum leap is beside the River Severn, near the Welsh Bridge. It was erected in 2009 to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PeteWLaw
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quantum leap is beside the River Severn, near the Welsh Bridge. It was erected in 2009 to commemorate 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. I'm unsure what the concrete statue's link is to Darwin - it appears to be the backbone of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting sculpture by the river, in a park with flower beds. A good place to sit and watch the river go by with a pleasant riverside walk. Unfortunately it closes at 3.30 pm.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 798nh
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

It is a fascinating piece of artwork and we enjoyed following the path to read about Darwin's theory.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 344kathh
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dominoking2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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 ,

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mljmfw
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