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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
+44 1709 720002
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Ranked #18 of 25 Attractions in Rotherham
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We drove up from Bedfordshire with twins girls of 10 & 7yr old boy to try out something different & this was certainly different. It cost around £40 booking on line (2 adults/3kids) so costing more than other things we have done this summer. The lighting & atmosphere was a bit scary for the kids at first but they soon... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went here today with my 8 and 11 year old although the kids loved it there was quite a few bits broken down or just turned off. Went 4 years previously and it's still all the same , but it's fun for the kids and they get to learn a lot at the same time .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Around £25 for a full day out for 1 adult & 3 children (2, 4 & 6). Children didn't like the dark eerie entry and walkways from each of the pavilions, but once in a pavilion it's well lit. Most popular with the children were the fire pavilion and water pavilion. All were a hit. The cafe was pointless. Lots... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Rainy Bank holiday visit, brilliant place to take 10, 13 & 15 year old so we thought. The website made it look a fantastic place to visit, how wrong that was! Thankfully we booked online to save a few pounds but it still wasn't worth the money we paid for the hour and half it took us to go round... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We planned a visit to Magna as a fun way of breaking up the journey as we travelled back home after a holiday. We arrived feeling cheery and left feeling cold and miserable! It's so dark in there and the ominous sounds coming from the various pavilions only add to the gloom. Lots of children crying during the Big Melt... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The site is dark and you struggle to read the info as it is that dark, also many of the items simply are out of order. A lot of money for what you get.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My daughter & I took our three granddaughters to Magna. Whilst they had a great time I did feel it was slightly overpriced for what is on offer. It was too cold for the water park, and suspect that in this country that is often the case but they did particularly enjoy the outside play area. However had they not... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very expensive for what you get, could be great if someone had a few million to spend and update the facilities and lighting. Numerous items where not working and out off 3 lifts only one was working...not very good if you are in a wheelchair or young kids in buggies. The food is dreadful, if going take your own...if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited August 14 with kids 8 and 6. About £20 for three of us and that ticket is valid for whole year as many repeat visits as wanted!!! It is dark and atmospheric. We all liked that, but i can see why some don't. All the rooms with exhibits were fun, and all working well. Demo show good too. Overall... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been before when the place first opened with stepsons novel approach for a museum and enjoyed watching the kids reactions. Second visit last week with visiting niece and my mum. Family ticket for 3 booked online £25, ''not bad I thought, can upgrade to a years ticket for free, great I can bring my friend and her niece in October... More

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