Statue on loan at Weston Park

Sculpture installed in Sheffield
Sculpture installed in Sheffield
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An old friend has returned to Western Bank - a 4m high stainless steel sculpture named Double Somersault.

The iconic tubular statue, formerly located outside Sheffield Children’s Hospital, will now stand tall outside the main entrance to Weston Park Musuem, where it will remain on display for two years.

Commissioned in 1975 to mark the hospital’s centenary, the statue has been loaned to the museum while the hospital undergoes a major redevelopment.

The building work to Sheffield Children’s Hospital is part of a £40m redevelopment, which will create state of the art wards and facilities, a new outpatients department, new main reception with playtower and more private space for parents to stay over with their children.

Kirstie Hamilton, exhibition and display manager at Museums Sheffield, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Double Somersault to Weston Park museum. We’re very fond of the sculpture and feel this new temporary home outside our main entrance will provide a warm welcome to our visitors over the next two years. I’d like to say a big thank you to our friends at the children’s hospital for their generosity in lending us the work.”