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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Steel on a magna-tude scale!!

Wow this place is huge you can't miss it. On arrival we noticed the play area, it is massive and being a school day in January virtually empty. The entrance is just as impressive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this place is huge you can't miss it. On arrival we noticed the play area, it is massive and being a school day in January virtually empty. The entrance is just as impressive as the building, it makes you feel very small indeed. Love the red wall. Ok so reason for not giving it a five was the cafe... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really excited to see this as I am a science teacher + this was my first visit. I did not expect to be quite so cold but I guess given the history of the building it was never going to insulated. I found some areas to be a little too dark and eerie so you can imagine what my... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't overly impressed when we came, even though the passes last a year I can't see my self going back The kids liked it but for me just didn't have anything that excited me, wanted me to tell friends and family about etc But if you haven't been I'd still go as everyone is different and you may like it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit dark and cold but I still really love it I think that my favourite thing was the water part I think it's great. Love Freya age:7. With school

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I don't usually complain but after spending nearly £1000 on a staff night out it wasn't enjoyable due to being really cold all night !! Had our Xmas do here last night , been before to events here and have never been disappointed but I was last night, we sat on 2 tables near the Dodgems and it was freezing... More 

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MagnaTrust, Public Relations Manager at Magna Science Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kellie. Really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Will pass on your comments to the relevant managers - so we can action your points going forward. Glad you found our staff helpfull, I will make sure to feed that back to them. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great for kids in the summer good sand and water area. Very pricy for food make sure u take a pack up. They could do with more seating for the parents.

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MagnaTrust, Public Relations Manager at Magna Science Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. So pleased you enjoyed your day. Will pass on your constructive comments to the relevant managers! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

went to magna last night for a Xmas dinner dance with a group of friends, we have been to a lot of such events over the years but this was probably one of the best although a little on the pricey side. I was all inclusive and they were very generous with the drinks with a wide variety included, drinks... More 

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MagnaTrust, Public Relations Manager at Magna Science Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. So pleased you had a great evening and will pass on your comments to the team. Hope to see you again next year! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

what can I say apart from loving this day out with the family, Magna is an exciting place with lots to do for everyone! can't wait to go back

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MagnaTrust, Public Relations Manager at Magna Science Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you here again soon! More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an amazing place. It caters for everything from training centre to school visits where children can try different science activities out. There is a large play area here for the younger ones. I have even been to a fright night here at Halloween.there is something for everyone. Wel, worth a visit.

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MagnaTrust, Public Relations Manager at Magna Science Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your visits to Magna. Hope to see you here again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took the children aged 10,9,8 and 7 they loved it - as there is a lot of interaction for the children. We went last weekend adults were £2.50 and kids under 16 were free so we had a very cheap exciting day out. Would revisit but probably not for a year as once you have seen it, then you... More 

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MagnaTrust, Public Relations Manager at Magna Science Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased the kids enjoyed themselves! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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