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Magna Science Adventure Centre

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Address: Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
Phone Number: +44 1709 720002
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Educational but cold!

3rd visits to Magna and as the kids get older they become more interested in certain aspects. It's a huge place and operates on many levels but it is cold just as you would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

3rd visits to Magna and as the kids get older they become more interested in certain aspects. It's a huge place and operates on many levels but it is cold just as you would expect from an industrial building. Providing you wear a couple of layers you'll be fine. It exited the elements of earth, air, fire and water with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. We visited with a 5 and 2 year old. The exhibitions are amazing. The big melt was not on but there was so much to see and do. We loved the fire tornado and the water area. The outside play area is great for all ages. What I loved the most was the experience of walking... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I'm a bit of a science fan so I was really looking forward to visiting Magna Science with my wife and daughter. From the outside it looks very impressive and we couldn't wait to get inside and start exploring. From the moment we walked through the doors we were disappointed; dark, silent and cold and that was just the foyer... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Year 5 and 6 went on an awesome school trip to Marvellous Magna. They explored 4 different area's , water , air , fire and earth. In Magna the children enjoyed lots of fun mini games in all the rooms. A workshop was also provided that was called, Its a Rubbish Adventure, which they learnt about where litter goes, which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My 10, 12 and 17 year old and I booked the tickets and then read the reviews. I was very worried that as they are not in the target age range of 6-11, they might not find it interesting. Thankfully I was proved wrong as there was plenty to see. I would say a few negatives that warrant the average... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is a hazard. We nearly had a very serious accident when the floor in the child's water play section fell through. No staff in sight so tried ringing the number on the receipt as we didn't want to leave the floor incase someone else fell through- no answer . 20 minutes later a worker wandered through...avoid like the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very bad day out with the family. Queued out the door when we got there as there were hardly any staff on the ticket desks. Inside the exhibits were ok but pretty basic and not very informative. Most of the interactive computers and exhibits were broken and not working. Food was very basic and expensive. My 4 year old daughter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I didn't quite know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find more interactive exhibits than I'd anticipated. The themed areas (earth, air, fire & water) were all good fun. My 8yo son rated it 9/10 overall with "water" scoring top marks. The atmosphere in the vast building is suitably industrial and a little spooky; the scale is quite... More 

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Rotherham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

On a cold, wet February day Magna is an excellent place to visit, but be warned. The only difference between inside Magna and outside is it's dry. The temperature is the same, so if you would have worn thermals, shirt, pullover, fleece, coat, scarf and woolly hat outside then go prepared to wear them inside. That's not Magna's fault. It's... More 

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Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With a rainy day forecast we opted to head for Magna armed only with the information from a leaflet picked up at a Tourism Centre. It was well sign posted and there was more than enough car parking on the day we visited. Yes the place is huge and requires some walking, and yes it is somewhat chilly (described as... More 

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