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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
+44 1709 720002
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Ranked #18 of 25 Attractions in Rotherham
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dimly lit, dusty dirty, just like a steel works. As a visitor attraction dusty, dirty was not my cup of tea sorry to say. I found the content very interesting and learnt a lot. But very disappointing was the fact most things did not work. All 3 JCB's did not work, not a good advert for JCB. They looked like... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wasn't quite sure but I want expecting this to be about steelworks! When we went in, I felt a little dubious but as we walked around it all began to make a little more sense. A lot of the things didn't work but the things that did work were really good. It's a huge place and perfect for 6 and... More

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Witham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Somewhat expensive, but a truly wonderful afternoon out for those interested in Science. Many interactive features at all levels. However, many features were not working and the place looked in need of an internal facelife. Most disappointing was that there was only one lift working when we visited which made access with a disabled person very trying. Also it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A Great place for Children. An array of interactive activities and a genuinely interesting educational experience set in a wonderful former steelworks brimming with history. My children love this place and having visited it when I was young (when it was in use as a Steel works) I find it a real blast from the past. It also has a... More

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Maltby, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took many school visits here. Kids always learned a lot and had great fun. Plenty of places to eat and play and lots of interaction.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went as a party of 5.....a second visit for me....on this trip we arrived to find lots of 'out of order' signs....two out of the 3 lifts were out of order. Lots of the interactive exhibits were not working either. The cafe we visited last time was closed and a 'make shift' cafe was operating in the big pavilion....but the... More

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Bedford UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We drove up from Bedfordshire with twins girls of 10 & 7yr old boy to try out something different & this was certainly different. It cost around £40 booking on line (2 adults/3kids) so costing more than other things we have done this summer. The lighting & atmosphere was a bit scary for the kids at first but they soon... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went here today with my 8 and 11 year old although the kids loved it there was quite a few bits broken down or just turned off. Went 4 years previously and it's still all the same , but it's fun for the kids and they get to learn a lot at the same time .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Around £25 for a full day out for 1 adult & 3 children (2, 4 & 6). Children didn't like the dark eerie entry and walkways from each of the pavilions, but once in a pavilion it's well lit. Most popular with the children were the fire pavilion and water pavilion. All were a hit. The cafe was pointless. Lots... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Rainy Bank holiday visit, brilliant place to take 10, 13 & 15 year old so we thought. The website made it look a fantastic place to visit, how wrong that was! Thankfully we booked online to save a few pounds but it still wasn't worth the money we paid for the hour and half it took us to go round... More

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