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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
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Excellent new addition Magna Mayhem

Visited the new Magna Mayhem last week with our 2 granddaughters they loved it, good seating area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jgbaker658
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Good stopping off point

As previous people have noted, many of the exhibits are not working. I counted 20 today. However... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
skimbletram
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago

Visited the new Magna Mayhem last week with our 2 granddaughters they loved it, good seating area not too crowded, the only drawback is the length of time they get (75 mins) it’s not long enough 2 hrs would be a lot better. Good value...More

Thank jgbaker658
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As previous people have noted, many of the exhibits are not working. I counted 20 today. However, we use our annual pass regulary which allows us to break some of the longer journeys we make at Magna and stay for an hour or so. This...More

Thank skimbletram
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This attraction merits a detailed review as parts of it are excellent and other parts are really disappointing. Firstly, it is really good value for money. We paid £40 for two adults and two children. This then entitles us to free visits for the next...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took our 12 year old daughter as she had been with school and was looking forward to showing us around. It really needs money spending on it as the majority of things were not working. We visited Air Pavilion and the hurricane wind machine, wasn't...More

Thank DebL219
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Decided to stop here as part of our drive home and even though it was the school holidays it was not overly busy or crowded. All the elements are worth exploring and there is lots of interesting information, activities and details to experience. It was...More

Thank JHuw92
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most of the exhibits weren't working, and all were fairly empty. Not much interesting to see, the venue is magnificent so it's a shame it has fallen into ruin a bit.

Thank Helen J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Over half of the stuff is broken. It is very dirty and run down. Very disappointing and won't be back.

Thank LDLDerby
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 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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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
14 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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