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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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Nothing to do

Never anything to do here, even when there is an event on I have a good walk around and there's nothing to do. Usually the events are ok though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Recently visited magna for the first time, and I was very surprised at what we found. I have heard of it for years but never really went, since it sounded like a kiddies place or where a lot of schools would go since its educational. But when we got there, it was rather interesting. yes a lot of things there... More 

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Leek, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When we saw the price for Magna we wondered whether we would get value for money, but having spent the whole day there I can definitely say that we did - especially considering we can visit again and again over the next 12 months for no extra charge! Our two boys - eight and ten years old - both had... More 

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Alsace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We weren't sure what to expect, as the reviews differ and the website was not very helpful. We took a 4-year-old and we had a great day. Basically, there are two parts, inside and outside. Inside an old steel works, where a lot of the old machinery is still in place, there are four areas, Earth, Air, Fire and Water.... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have to say I'm surprised at some of the previous reviews, We visited today and had a great time, there was the odd exhibit that wasn't working. All the exhibits are interactive and kept our girls (7 &3) entertained and interested. I'd highly recommend joining one of the themed talks (currently planets and stars) as it was really well... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Never anything to do here, even when there is an event on I have a good walk around and there's nothing to do. Usually the events are ok though.

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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Magna today with our three kids aged 8, 6 and 4. My husband and I first visted Magna 14 years ago when it had recently opened and before we were married or had kids. We were blown away by it then, and as such were keen to take the kids. I have to point out that the kids... More 

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retford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was the worst £30 I've ever spent. Most of the interactive things don't work. It was boring and uninspiring. No wonder they give you a free years entry. Either make it more interesting or close it down. Waste of time and money

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited Magna early august and even though it was busy with groups especially, you didn't feel that way as there's so much to see so the volume of people are spread out nicely etc The staff are great and very understanding!!My daughter has autism and epilepsy so I was worried about crowds and photo sensitivity but as soon as... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

took the kids here on day 2 of our holiday in the peak district very interesting,not to busy big enough for movement between rooms so everyone gets a go wind,water,fire and rock rooms even the adults enjoyed them selves lol cafe for food and room for packed lunches toilets and a paid park

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

On a very rainy day, during the school hols, we took our grandkids to Magna. We booked online and used a go yorkshire code to get 20% off the ticket price. I must say on first glance I wasn't impressed .Magna is based in an old steel works, and the walk along the gantry with searchlights highlighting the old working... More 

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