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Magna Science Adventure Centre

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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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Intresting visit.

Intresting place to go some fun bits , poss not a good place for small children who don't like the dark , loved the air , and fire section . Wear a coat has its chilly in the old... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, lots to do and worth a visit. I use this place for business meetings as well a venue to host training. My 4 year old loves the outdoor play area as well as the indoor steel rooms.

Thank Chris H
Kiveton Park
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First visited when it was first opened. We were impressed but feel it is more aimed at the younger end. On this latest visit with Daughter and two young grandsons we were very disappointed. About a third of exhibits were out of use or didn't work properly. There was a recent report on local TV that it was struggling for... More 

Thank Rowandrew
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a day out. Payed nearly £23 pound for 45minuites worth of disappointment. The place was a real let down! Not worth the money! The centre was very dark which meant some of the exhibitions couldn't be read, let alone the fact the centre was very cold! The exhibitions were far and few between and we felt there would've... More 

Thank Janet D
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren aged 4 & 6. Quite looking forward to an insight into the steel industry but we were not certain what was offered. We could have been visiting a giant play area for what we knew of Magna. Open minded. Admittedly we(I)can fuss over safety but we did find it dark and not overly safety conscious.... More 

Thank Mark Lesley F
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my two sons here on a wet and windy December day away from the hordes of Xmas shoppers. It was a truly inspirational day full of fun and interactive goodness. My boys and I have not been here in quite a number of years and were equally as impressed with the fire tornados and Big Show [where the steel... More 

Thank Steve N
Worksop, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not for young children, not a nice place at all. Freezing cold, dark, very noisy and dirty. It's just a big warehouse, dark and cold with a few monitors with pictures. Our kids were terrified just going up the steps, so we got our money back.

Thank sandrawoodward149
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intresting place to go some fun bits , poss not a good place for small children who don't like the dark , loved the air , and fire section . Wear a coat has its chilly in the old foundry, great playground for the kids :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I hope my title summarises this for you!! We came here in November 2015 in the hope that my 5 year old son would get some education. The only education we received was to never visit this place again! Based in an old steel works, this place is vast. However there are major issues. The place is really dark... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Proper adrenaline junkie day out. loved every minute of it. Definitely do it again. Indoor bungie jump was mind blowing!

Thank Andy-fin-c
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought this as a Wowcher deal for myself and stupidly didn't read the small print which said you actually have to leap off a165 fit platform on to a glorified mattress! For some stupid reason I thought I'd be blown upwards by a massive fan (don't ask me why!) however there's a not so big fab which apparently kicks in... More 

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