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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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Great value annual pass

We've visited Magna a few times and overall I think it's a good museum for children as it's completely hands on learning; there's not many of these about! I do feel that there's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We've visited Magna a few times and overall I think it's a good museum for children as it's completely hands on learning; there's not many of these about! I do feel that there's something lacking in each room though, possibly staff! I think in 4 visits I've spoken to one member of staff. Each room is based on an element,... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The main event (the big melt) was not working, just like the lifts, many of the interactive screens, the diggers, the air organs, the magnetic hoists, the audio on the the spotlights (those that were working) and many of the smaller models and displays. No staff within the facility beyond the main entance to explain or provide context to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You don't come across many places like this around the world.A unique (and eerie) experience, especially 'The Great Melt"! Looks like they just "downed tools" yesterday. Four interesting sections, Earth, wind, Fire and Water - all very different. Had 2 science workshops with Paul, a young bearded 'mad professor' - not to be missed!!!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had a good day out here interesting to see the old steel plant part and quite a few bits to do for kids. ITt was an average day out although no need to come back as once you seen it i didnt feel the need to ever take a trip back

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My 7-year-old son and I visited Magna by train and bus, using Tesco vouchers (which won't get you a full year's free entry, as paying without them would). This is a strange science museum in a huge old steel factory. Bus stops right outside the factory and you can use PlusBus. Inside it is divided into four areas representing the... More 

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Beverley, E.Yorks
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited Magna with wife and daughter, with high expectations, it was sadly disappointing. A large number of the attractions where out of order and the whole place was just a little dull. You get annual free access, can't imagine wanting to go again.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

3rd visits to Magna and as the kids get older they become more interested in certain aspects. It's a huge place and operates on many levels but it is cold just as you would expect from an industrial building. Providing you wear a couple of layers you'll be fine. It exited the elements of earth, air, fire and water with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Well worth a visit. We visited with a 5 and 2 year old. The exhibitions are amazing. The big melt was not on but there was so much to see and do. We loved the fire tornado and the water area. The outside play area is great for all ages. What I loved the most was the experience of walking... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I'm a bit of a science fan so I was really looking forward to visiting Magna Science with my wife and daughter. From the outside it looks very impressive and we couldn't wait to get inside and start exploring. From the moment we walked through the doors we were disappointed; dark, silent and cold and that was just the foyer... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Year 5 and 6 went on an awesome school trip to Marvellous Magna. They explored 4 different area's , water , air , fire and earth. In Magna the children enjoyed lots of fun mini games in all the rooms. A workshop was also provided that was called, Its a Rubbish Adventure, which they learnt about where litter goes, which... More 

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