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Magna Science Adventure Centre

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Address: Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
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+44 1709 720002
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Open your mind and prepare yourself for a mind-blowing voyage of...

Open your mind and prepare yourself for a mind-blowing voyage of discovery...A hands-on, feet-in, full-on day out at Magna. Opportunities for adventure are endless. Built within the Former Templeborough Steelworks, inside you can explore the four pavilions themed around the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water which are linked by suspended walkways, stairs and tunnels. Outside there is the outdoor adventure playground, Sci-Tek which will allow you to defy gravity and explore the limits of science or splash into Aqua-Tek, the outdoor water play areas where you can be sprayed, squirted, misted and drenched. Join us throughout the year for fantastic family science workshops, zip wire and a range of special events. PLEASE NOTE: Magna is a coats on experience due to the nature of the building and it dark in areas to encourage explorations and experience the feeling of the past during the days of Steel Production. See website for event schedule.

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Fun with science.

This was our second visit to Magna and we have enjoyed it again. There are lots of different things to do, all to do with science and machines, the fire tornado is our favourite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenni W
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like to visit Magna when we are in the area. It provides a full day out if the weather is good as there is also an extensive outdoor play area, also a wet play area so take swimming costumes and towels to make full use of everything. The indoor Exhibits are based on the elements and there are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Magna and we have enjoyed it again. There are lots of different things to do, all to do with science and machines, the fire tornado is our favourite part! As adults we found the history of steel to be quite interesting, a little lost on the children though. My children are 4 & 7,... More 

1 Thank Jenni W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little place, I took my 3 year old nephew who did get a little scared at times as it is dark and eerie in places but he loved it over all. I never knew the history of steel could be so interesting, but this has been made so by the way it is demonstrated here. There... More 

1 Thank Kayleigh T
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148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would have thought the history of steel making would be interesting? Well this place certainly makes it both interesting and interactive. All of our party thoroughly enjoyed our stay including our 13 year old daughter. We spent about 2 1/2 hours in this eyrie at times, massive old steel factory. Recommend for adults and children of all ages.

Thank JayBee2
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended an event over a weekend inside the Magna Centre huge building small car park. The first thing you notice on entering the arena is the smell of stale beer and urine. The corridors and refreshment areas were dark and dingy. The food and drink counter was poorly stocked and poorly run also overpriced.

Thank bully66
Leeds, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited to undertake a bungee jump as part of my New Years Resolution - new activity each month. It was very busy with people queuing for both the main Magna attraction and The Abyss - separate queues would be advisable. The staff were friendly and although the computer system was having Wifi problems they were able to sign me... More 

Thank Sweetiepx
Manchester, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

with being in the area, my husband mentioned this place as he went when he was a kid and loved it. we decided to visit (even though we dont have children) as we love museums. driving up the carpark you are greeted with a huge steel works and it looks impressive. the childrens outdoor play area looked great, although it... More 

Thank kirsteen j
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really wish Magna would state on their website how cold this place actually is. Turned up on a fairly warm day and the inside of the museum was BALTIC! Really couldn't enjoy the exhibitions due to shivering and not being able to feel my feet! I spent most of my time under the hand dryer in the toilets trying to... More 

Thank sarahshep80
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here on Thursday with my cousin and her 10 year old daughter. Had a great time. Arrived at about 10.20am and left at 4pm. The big melt show was very interesting and we enjoyed all 4 of the different zones although the earth zone was the least interesting. Quite a few of the activities were not working throughout which... More 

Thank reviewbyclaire
Baslow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had been wanting to take our boys to Magna for some time, as it is only about an hour from where we live and we like to introduce them to different experiences. With my wife away with her sisters for a few days, the opportunity presented itself for a visit and so today, Good Friday, we booked online and... More 

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