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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

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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Neglected science museum

We have been here before but not for a few years. I have no idea why the queue took so long when lots of people seemed to have prepaid; surely there could be a simple barcode... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cathy G
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was really good for new learners ,water earth and I like fire section and steel manufacturing presentation so much!! want to go again and again!!

Thank Pratibha S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has always been a good day out. However the exhibits if they are working now look tired. The main attraction The Big Melt whilst impressive doesn't work fully and today just didn't start with no announcement or member of staff in sight. Events are always being held so why is the money not ploughed back into the attractions.

1 Thank wisewizard40
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here before but not for a few years. I have no idea why the queue took so long when lots of people seemed to have prepaid; surely there could be a simple barcode scanner like other museums. Around a third of the exhibits were broken resulting in waiting and queuing and disappointment. There were no new activities... More 

Thank Cathy G
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all had a great day out here and the kids loved it. Lots to do and keep them entertained and unusual things for them to have a go at! We did have to wait quite a while to get in as it was busy but when inside you didn't feel like it was busy as its so big!! We... More 

Thank Hilary B
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The worst family day out we have ever had. My son is 7 and loves science so looking at the Magna website we thought it would be perfect. It's a huge, damp, dark, knackered, old steal works with some extremely lame little visuals. We tried desperately to make the best of it... The primary purpose of the place is a... More 

1 Thank Mrsmorgan1302
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible, with very little to do. The place was far too dark. With some not so interesting experiments. I certainly wouldn't have driven 1 hour had I have remembered to check trip advisor first.

Thank Goldenboy943
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have today visited Magna for the first time with our sons aged 5 and 2. We live locally and have intended to visit before but some of the more negative reviews put us off. Well we were pleasantly surprised. There is plenty for a half day visit, if not longer. Our sons particularly enjoyed the water and earth themed... More 

Thank blondeangel46
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Oh my word where to start Well i took my daughter here and not realizing comic con was on. The man on the phone when i rang up to book tickets didnt say anything on the phone about it . We arrived and queued for an hour and a half until finally we get close enough to reception to be... More 

1 Thank Jessica T
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We visited the museum in late October and to be fare it wasn't busy which was great. Not knowing quite what to expect I was in ore of the building and history. A bit dark inside so I couldn't see the machinery etc which was a shame. A lot of the exhibits were not working and the food in the... More 

Thank simonngemma
Herford, Germany
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is very educational but in a fun way! I could not believe that my 13 year old son and his friend were happy to participate in areas that I thought they would have 'outgrown'. They enjoyed catching the rocks in the wheelbarrows and taking them to the next area of the production line in the 'earth' area. Unfortunately the... More 

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