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Address: Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
Phone Number: +44 1709 720002
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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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Great Day Out

We all enjoyed our visit to Magna. The sheer size of the the place is amazing. Good value for money with lots of experiments to try and get hands on. The big melt is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

When to an Yorkshire Cos play at the Magna centre, to say we had a bad experience is a understatement, Too many tickets was allowed to be sold, no Health & safety what's so ever, got carried along the corridors with the crush, while trying to keep hold of my children, the arena itself was dark,so decided to leave for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It's a converted steel mill. But not converted very much. Displays are found by moving around the dark, cool, atmospheric interior, which looks like you could shoot Dr Who or Alien in it. Apart from an exhibition about the building add it was, there are good galleries for Air, Fire and Earth. If going with younger kids, there's a good... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed our visit to Magna. The sheer size of the the place is amazing. Good value for money with lots of experiments to try and get hands on. The big melt is worth watching and gives a good idea of what it must have been like to work in the mill. And the annual pass you get with... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We went today with an 11, 10 and 9 year old. No information given on entry about any extras available eg The Big Melt, Forge display etc which were meant to be on but if they were we were unable to find any trace of them. Most things were poorly lit, or not working. It's the Easter Holidays for goodness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Having read other Trip Advisor reviews, I had some real misgivings about visiting Magna, but living locally and having a young child who is science mad, we couldn't put it off for much longer. We had a brilliant time. I feel it's important to outline just how this place is for others as it's unlike any other museum, we've ever... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Quite an impressive place. The sheer size of the place is impressive on its own, however, there are some major areas that need to be improved. The fab part was the tour, the gentleman was knowledgeable, interesting and good with my daughter (age 13).its was disappointing that so many parts were not working (eg, only. 1 digger, the big melt... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited Magna on a wet Sunday afternoon, paid £29 for two adults and two children aged five and two,we walked round in approximately 15 minutes,it is a very dark oppressive atmosphere, not suited to younger children,the furnace which I understand is a highlight was not working neither were most of the spotlights that are dotted around the walkway. For the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The museum is quite an interactive experience offering exhibits and interactive displays that deal with earth water air and fire. The exhibits are quite good fun and educational although I do echo previous reviewers that a lot of the exhibits are not working or not in use. Having said that there was still a lot of fun to be had... More 

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Berkshire, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Magna today, 2 families, one local who had been previously and my family who hadn't been. Kids ranged from 5 to 12. The building is a huge pld steel works with lots of original industrial features and laid out in themed areas. Tickets were £32.80 per family of 4 bought this morning online. The building is cool inside... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Of the four zones, fire, earth, air and water i liked water the best. Being fair though they were all good. Many things for the kiddies to interact with. Big room with tables so you can sit and eat your own picnic. There is also a cafe if you want a burger, hot dog, pasta or sandwich. Plenty of toilets... More 

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