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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 24 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
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Sheffield
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Myself & friend with our young children bought a voucher for both aqua tek & science adventure. It was a lovely day so the children enjoyed playing on the large play area & in the water part. My friend went last year & was under the impression you couldn't take sandwiches as last year there was a burger van -... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have 3 children aged 8,7 and 3. They were all very disappointed and found it boring except the water area. We had bought a voucher to include the aqua tec outside. On arrival there was a small sign to say that seven was closed. I co mariner it wasn't on their website and. I had been on the website... More

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Salisbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Besides being housed in a steel works building which is absolutely huge, this gives an interactive history of the steel industry. It also has four elemental areas - air, fire, water and earth. Each of these "zones" are full of interactive things to play about with to learn further. From driving a JCB to firing water cannons, setting off a... More

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South Yorks
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Booked online, found it easily and lots of parking. However, the water feature park within the facility was closed for a technical issue, which was disappointing as it was a lovely sunny day and the kids were prepared to get wet! Within the facility itself, there were several school trips with a lot of waiting to use/try out various pieces... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Cold, dark boring! Loads of space with not much in between. Over 50% of attractions inside didn't work. Puts kelham island to shame! Also the water splash park was out of action. The playground was really good though, my 3 year old loved it!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really enjoyed this science centre. Lots of interactive exhibits and particularly good for kids aged 12ish. Outside play area good for younger kids. The steelmaking show would probably be frightening for younger kids as dark and booming voices. All zones ( water/fire/earth/electricity) had plenty to do in them. Interesting for adults as well. Food very reasonable and tasty enough.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went with my 3 year old, a friend and her 9 year old. Children ticket prices are rather over priced. A very large and very cold building (take a jumper!) with not a lot in it - 4 sections divided into air, water, fire and water. We only spent 2 hours there and saw everything, not worth the money.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Magna is separated into 4 sections, each resembling a different element; earth, wind, fire, and water. Each section is vastly different and has a plethora of interactive learning areas. The building still somewhat resembles a steel works, which really adds an extra something to the centre. Warning, if you're going with messy kids, the water section can result in people... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We took our young nieces and nephew there during the May spring bank holiday using a Voucher The children enjoyed the interactive activities and the chance to explore and find out facts about the past history of the steel industry in Sheffield. The outdoor play centre is an added bonus to extend the day watching the family enjoy themselves having... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

me and brad enjoy playing in the water park the fire torenado is cool it is all awsome !! but the food isn't that great

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