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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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the place is bigger than I thought, being popular with young schools. Going with family, with 2 young children, they didn't quite understand the stories behind the equipment or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The old steel works made into a great museum showing the massive machines used to make steel, it's a very impressive display and would recommend, also been for a charity promotion one day which was very good

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a great place to take the children/grandchildren, especially if they are inquisitive. The visit wasn't planned. They especially loved the water exhibit. I found the electric arc furnace exhibit brilliant. I would have given it top marks but for the fact that some of the mechanical exhibits were broken. Food was basic, but kids boxes a good idea.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had expected to be taken on an interesting journey through the history of the Sheffield steel industry but came out disappointed. Very dated with ‘The Big Melt’ showcased as the highlight ..I’m afraid I found it rather pedestrian and not helped by poor acoustics. Really, they would have been better showing a video of how steel was made rather than... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

the place is bigger than I thought, being popular with young schools. Going with family, with 2 young children, they didn't quite understand the stories behind the equipment or features, though playing with whatever they could get hold of!! The sections are on different levels, using lifts was a little confusing for the levels, to even enter the museum. The... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Took my daughter to see this in half term, was surprised at the sheer scale of it all. Knew the history of the old Templeborough smelting works and, as an ex-foundryman, thought it would be rather tame. Superb layout, amazing how some of the old building has been converted. Very educational but beware of prices; it is very much a... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

my family and I were visiting the area to see friends when they suggested that we all visited this attraction as it was somewhere that they had heard of before. Well.....they were disappointed as we were that this place was perhaps the worst attraction that I have ever visited, perhaps worst than the ones I went on as a child.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Expensive, lots of things were not working. Nothing for younger children. Wish we had saved our money.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I'm a bit confounded by all the mediocre reviews of this place. I took my 5 year old daughter and I thought it was excellent. Contrary to the other reviews I've read I couldn't find a single thing that wasn't working there. There were a few things that had time outs between uses and a few things that required subtle... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The centre is advertised as a science adventure, it was utterley disgraceful. It is just a cold dark place of a few noises and a few lights here and there. Even with a 2 for 1 purple voucher this is a rip off at its greatest.. I remember only later that this some years ago was voted Yorkshire WORST tourist... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I took my daughter and niece to Magna over the Christmas period to see Santa and i was very disapointed. The surroundings were not very festive at all and for what is cost we will definately not be returning this year.

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Address: Address: Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX , England
Phone Number: +44 1709 720002
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Rotherham
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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