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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
+44 1709 720002
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Ranked #11 of 16 Attractions in Rotherham
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Went Nov so was cold and outdoor activities closed. Bit off beaten track if not in car. Free parking. Overpriced but get free annual pass. Designed into 4 areas earth air fire and water. All on diff floors. Not ideal with wheelchair or buggy as one of lifts broken. Alot of place equipmemt broken. Needs money in it to get... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have just visited with 4 adults and 6 children aged between 4 and 12. We had discount cards which meant children were free, so £20 for a family of 5. It is a great place and definitely not your typical museum. Very atmospheric and unusual which was good. They let themselves down by a number of the exhibits not working... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

i took my kids here in the summer holidays and we did have some fun, well the adults nay way.my son was scared of the pitch black room and the fire display.apart from that everyone else had a brilliant time.

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Retford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were looking forward to going to Magna, but weren't happy that when we first walked in, we walked into a pitch black room which scared our 7 yr old nephew. Lots of the exhibits throughout werent working and there seemed to be a lack of staff around the site.

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Come on Rotherham, pull your socks up. This venue has the potential to be great fun and a superb attraction. It needs money spending on getting the interactive exhibits to work properly because they are really interesting and fun to do. We visited at the end of the school holidays and expected to queue but were surprised when so few... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited Magna a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. However, on this visit, we were really disappointed. The service when we showed our online booking was very poor - the man behind the desk literally walked off and left us standing there wondering if we needed tickets or if we should just go in. There were no... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited in the half term holiday with my child and my friends child which are both 5 and 6. The children seemed a little too young to throughly enjoy the museum and I think I preferred it a lot more. They loved the outdoor area lots! I do agree it there are many closures & not enough staff explaining or... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We will not be returning to Magna, most of the exhibits were not working and the whole place had a very 'run down' feeling. There was no staff presence to assist in any of the education zones and those that I did see lacked any enthusiasm at all! Do not waste your money!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was my first visit to Magna as a music venue and I was blown away. The acoustics were amazing and showed of Mogwai to full effect. The best I've heard them. The venue was great, really well organised, good bar, decent prices, friendly bar and security staff and proper toilets. The industrial heritage, acoustics and architecture were beautifully suited... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Hm, playground great, cafe cavernous with odd lighting and limited food choice, and Magna, the scientific zones themselves a bit disappointing. Perhaps a little more direction might be helpful. We started by walking through the old steel works where there are various screens with info on, which were informative but the kids thought dull :( and we didn't actually realise... More

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