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Address: Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
Phone Number: +44 1709 720002
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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Visited Magna for the first time myself although my family have been before. If you have visited before you can get a ticket to visit again for free so only I had to pay, cheap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
s m
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Magna for the first time myself although my family have been before. If you have visited before you can get a ticket to visit again for free so only I had to pay, cheap day already! there are four display sections inside this old steel mill. Earth,Fire,Wind and water. all are very interesting and you can learn about the... More 

Thank s m
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the water park with my 10 year old. Had a great day, made better by the sunshine. All the equipment in working order, clean, and well maintained. Not much seating for the grown ups so take a picnic blanket. Cafe not great for much more than an ice cream or drink- we took a picnic and would do again.... More 

Thank MiniMariox3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can I just say a big thanks to the guy in the reception for engaging with my nephew (even though he has the attention span ov a gnat) he built him up for the day ahead and he wasn't disappointed. But saying that, all the staff were very friendly (coming from someone that always finds one i don't like, says... More 

Thank IAmMeIAm
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We haven't been before and were a little apprehensive after reading some of the less than favourable reviews on here. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our day. We were first through the doors and had 2 of the areas completely to ourselves which was great. Not all of the interactive exhibits were working but that didn't really spoil it for us.... More 

Thank hayley b
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic place we visited with our 3 grand children in february and thought it was amazing the only thing we missed was the water park. We have spent the afternoon today in the water park which they really enjoyed my grandson said "its like the seaside without the sand" which the young lady at the gate thought was... More 

Thank Judith M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having spent 24 years in Yorkshire before moving to the Midlands and having great memories of this place when it opened I brought my 13 yr old and 16 year old nephews. As other reviews suggest you have to manage your expectations. It's not modern by today's standards but it's a great day out in doors for boys. Reasonably priced... More 

Thank Jayne E
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read very mixed reviews. Living only a ten minute drive away, but having never visited... I went with an open mind. I went on my own with my lively 2 year old. Lovely greeting And annual pass which is fab (especially being local ) as I can pop back as I please for a year! Arrived at opening. School holidays... More 

1 Thank Laura Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to magna a with friends and their kids as I remember how great it was when I was younger. Enjoyed the visit but the exhibits haven't changed since it opened and several things weren't working. Needs a refresh

1 Thank Mike T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a triple whammy experience as a gift (zip wire, abseil, powerfan). I went with my partner, and we had an enjoyable day out. As we've both experienced similar and more daring activities, we felt that the day would be best suited for those who are yet to experience such activities (first-timers). You will only get one go... More 

Thank Dale-icious
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took myself and my 2 year old daughter for our 'fun day out' saved 10% by booking online and then was given an annual pass for free! This place is amazing! My 2 year old was unsure at first with the museum so we did half and the other half after lunch the water park and play park before... More 

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