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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
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Fun outside

The day out would have been better if more the exhibits actually worked. Kids tried things and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah E
Interesting Visit

We went to magma to break up the drive to where we were staying in North Yorkshire. We were greeted... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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
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+44 1709 720002
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Reviewed yesterday

The day out would have been better if more the exhibits actually worked. Kids tried things and nothing happened. Needs better maintenance and money did ding on it. It is always packed so it must get a lot of revenue. Where does the money go?

Thank Deborah E
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to magma to break up the drive to where we were staying in North Yorkshire. We were greeted by some very long queues at the ticket desk but after that it was all pretty smooth. There was four areas inside: water, air, Earth...More

Thank TofuSophie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been to Magna many times when my own children were younger, I was looking forward to introducing my nephews (6 & 4) to the zones in Magna. As only young children can, they were excited as we entered each zone. However, as an adult,...More

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My grandson was 4 years old and we paid £10 for him to get in. I don’t mind the cost if there is plenty for him to do. There was a lot of things that didn’t work and had signs saying waiting to be repaired....More

Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is really good, the attractions are entertaining...there’s just too many not working :0( for instance 3 diggers, 2 not working and 1 not working properly. Still plenty to do though! The cafe is the biggest let down...too expensive and just not nice. FYI A...More

Thank Muir M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at magna/mayhem today with my friend and our 7 children the outside play area and water play was fab kids loved it. Mayhem was fantastic and the exhibitions was good my children mainly enjoyed the water play exhibition overhaul was a...More

Thank lizzie0927
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Starts of with u thinking ore this is rubbish then u walk up some stairs and u think i take that its exelent 'the biig melt' is on every 1 hour its a 15 min show and i would recomend it

Thank Ado020
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here on Saturday with my cousins. Was pretty quiet when we arrived but it was not long after it opened. As a whole it's great for kids but there were a lot of exhibits not working, which was disappointing. The play area is brilliant...More

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Magna as the weather wasn’t very good, it is very underwhelming, as others have mentioned it is dark, cold and quite confusing. It also expensive considering there were so many exhibits broken or out of order. The best feature was the fire tornado....More

Thank Snessasnoodles
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read previous reviews I have been very dubious about visiting magna and was even put off booking my daughter's birthday party because of these reviews however having just visited for the day on the 10th of August with my daughter who was attending her...More

1  Thank 707maxiep
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Joan B
7 August 2018|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has lifts and is accessible throughout
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minnie2594
6 October 2017|
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Response from 174Pepa44 | Reviewed this property |
Half an hour
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ChorleyWiggy
13 August 2017|
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Response from jennyeales2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee to pay but less than if you view the whole attraction
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