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Address: Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
Phone Number: +44 1709 720002
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Magna science centre

A lot of the attractions was broken it was cold and dark in places. Would not go again. I think it needs doing up.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
janet19571957
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The centre is advertised as a science adventure, it was utterley disgraceful. It is just a cold dark place of a few noises and a few lights here and there. Even with a 2 for 1 purple voucher this is a rip off at its greatest.. I remember only later that this some years ago was voted Yorkshire WORST tourist... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter and niece to Magna over the Christmas period to see Santa and i was very disapointed. The surroundings were not very festive at all and for what is cost we will definately not be returning this year.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have been to this site quite a few times since it opened, making use of the 'pay once, come back as many times as you like in a year' offer. My daughter (7) loves the activities, probably not taking much away from it in an educational manner but it's fun for her nonetheless. It is sited in an old... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A lot of the attractions was broken it was cold and dark in places. Would not go again. I think it needs doing up.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went there Oct.half the attractions wasn't working. It was very cold inside and very disappointing. The cafeteria was poor,not very enthusiastic staff. Wouldn't go again

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The whole place needs tidying, cleaning and exhibits that do not work need fixing. Cold and dark, probably best as what you don't see you don't know. Catering and shop very limited. All in all go somewhere else to spend your money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went along, two adults and a child (8), and we expected to have a great day. I can honestly say that we didn't bother going to see the air part as the other three parts were incredibly boring. Our child found only one thing good, in the water section she squirted a pressure hose to make objects spin round.... More 

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Ashbourne, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Took the kids following a recommendation from a friend. I must admit the first couple of exhibits we walked past didn't appear to work so I think someone needs to do a walk-round to test things more frequently. However the further you go the more there is to experience. The hourly demonstrations and voiceover of the arc furnace is impressive,... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having seen flyers for Magna for years me & my boyfriend decided to try it out. I expected it to be more like Eureka but it was mostly about steelworks. They haven't made the best use of the space. We had pre-paid for our tickets but still had to queue for 15 minutes to enter. When you enter the museum... More 

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Wath-upon-Dearne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had friends visiting from Norfolk over the easter holidays so thought we'd try Magna out. After looking on website we thought it would be fun especially as it advertised "easter activities". We were wrong. Wasn't what we expected at all. Most things didn't work, there were no easter activities. The only staff we saw were at the counter when... More 

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