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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
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Enjoyed teaching the kids the history of steel making in the area, but many attractions not working

It's been a while since we last visited Magna and on the previous visit the kids found the noise... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Magna mayhem!

We visited today for magna mayhem, we didn't go inside the actual museum so can't comment on that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's been a while since we last visited Magna and on the previous visit the kids found the noise and overhead electricity a bit unnerving. However, a couple of years on, they took in the history of the site and steel making in this area...More

Thank GedCT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today for magna mayhem, we didn't go inside the actual museum so can't comment on that. Basically magna mayhem was 75 mins playtime at different time slots throughout the day where children can try out all different inflatables. There was a helter skelter,...More

Thank Leanneandben
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were looking for a day out and came across Magnas website. All looked great so the 80 minute drive seemed acceptable. However the website is a masterpiece and the place is far from the day we expected. My children are aged...More

Thank 628carle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids are 4 and a half. There is a steel works exhibition which was good but what the kids most enjoyed were the science themed rooms of earth fire water and air. Then outside was fantastic with a splash park and parks for all...More

Thank Coopette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children (and partner) really enjoyed Magna, some of the interactive displays need updating bit on the whole we had a fab day. We particularly enjoyed the fire tornado and the water area. The outdoor playground was good too. We will definitely be back.

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read good reviews on Magna, we took our 4 hear old granddaughter. Firstly, it is quite expensive to get in, but having high expectations we were happy to pay. Secondly, I would say to anyone considering taking young children, there are not many of...More

Thank DolphinaSheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a 3 and 8 year old here in the summer holidays - all in all I would sum it up as good but could be so much better. It's a great way to preserve what must have been an amazing site when in full...More

Thank jjc978
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a word disappointed. Kids more impressed with the outside play and water area. Felt expensive for what we got out of it.

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has the potential to be really good but just feels like it needs to be a little updated as some of the interactive attractions don't work properly and need some money spending on them. The building and overall venue are impressive and general facilities...More

Thank Oliver_Yorks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Readers, This place might not be for everyone and I would suggest that parents/carers with children/adults with additional needs especially autism looking into it before visiting. The light levels can be extremely dim and there are lots of loud noises/bangs i.e. simulating the workings...More

Thank gabriella1
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13 August 2017|
Response from gabriella1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but separate fees apply. That is, pay to enter splash and adventure playground x
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Matthew T | Reviewed this property |
needs investment which is a shame always seem too quiet when we go