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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
+44 1709 720002
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Ranked #11 of 16 Attractions in Rotherham
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Open your mind and prepare yourself for a mind-blowing voyage of discovery...A hands-on, feet-in...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Venue is huge and cold, bring your coat! lots for kids to do see and explore, unfortunately many of the things my children wanted to look at, didn't work. lovely coffee and cake, although I would recommend taking a picnic. great park outside for climbing and playing and they do a cool water section in the summer.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is our second year here but what a let down from last year. No red carpet, buzz fix and canapés on arrival. No selection of bottled drinks on the table and very poorly cooked food that was tasteless and undercooked. The whole evening was just not as polished as last year and a big disappointment. So unfortunately we won't... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I recently took my 11 year old godson to Magna as a birthday treat. It was a special christmas weekend with free entry. I last visited magna in the year it was set up. At that time about a third of the exhibits were not working. I expected that this had improved in the intervening years. I was very disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a super place to have your office Christmas party. I was doubtful at first as I had taken the children years ago for the science experience and remembered it as big, dark and cold. Well it was still big and dark (the coloured disco lights help now) and a little cold to start off with but warmed up as... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went the Xmas party night. Amazing night excellent food,service,and atmosphere. Highly recommend will definitely be back next year!:))

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York, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We've been to Magna more than once and love it each time. It's great to show the English industrial heritage and in what better way than actually in an old steel works. A lot of the working parts are still in situe and the exhibition is well built around. There is plenty to explore and see. In the summer the... More 

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leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited today with my family, 2 teenagers and a 3 month old baby. Firstly it was so incredibly cold and dark. We found this very uncomfortable and would think it could be frightening foe young children. There were no clear directions to direct where to go and no staff to ask. A lot of the exhibits were out of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited Magna as I went for the Christmas event and it was free entry,although I had wanted to visit for such a long time. The ' big melt' place is so very atmospheric,dark and quite ghostly which was amazing ..there were spotlights so you could see through the darkness..the sheer size of the place really made you understand what guys... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My daughter really loved magna she said it was really good to say she's only three and asked to go back sometime in future x

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Magna science park has huge potential but falls down at every hurdle. I took my 3 and 5yr old boys at the weekend and was pleasantly surprised when we didn't have to pay to get in. The park was extremely dark and was quite scary for the kids when we first got in there. The different zones within the park... More 

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