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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
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Great day out

Visited today with my 10 and 12 year old - they had a brilliant time. Yes it's dark but it's meant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Good night out

Went here for a charity night out. The food was great as was the entertainment. All in all a great... 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
+44 1709 720002
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today with my 10 and 12 year old - they had a brilliant time. Yes it's dark but it's meant to be - it's atmospheric and it works well. It's also cold but they make that very clear on the website and as long...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Went here for a charity night out. The food was great as was the entertainment. All in all a great place to go. Raised a load of money for charity as well.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a different place to visit. The initial entry is quite "spooky " but that's because we're not used to walking into dark science museum's. Shining the spotlights in the initial area highlights different objects and then a speaker tells you the story of it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on 16th February. I also wish that I had read the reviews BEFORE visiting. Everything is true about what has been said about the place, its dark, cold, poor signage, no information, not much works, no staff about to tell you about how it...More

Thank Louth b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Read the reviews AFTER our visit this half term. Wish I'd read prior and we wouldn't have bothered. Over £30 spent on entrance to find a very cold dark scary BORING place. We went in ex item about the potential visit to a science museum....More

Thank angipan70
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Magna today with my daughter and step son. Unfortunately all three of us were disappointed in the museum today. 80% of the interactive thing's we went to weren't working so we very quickly got round in half the time it used to. The...More

Thank Alex2692
Reviewed 3 days ago

How I wish I had read the reviews before taking my granddaughters to Magna today. It was bitterly cold and as others have said, very little works. We weren't given any information / leaflet to help us find our way around. There were no staff...More

Thank RaJSheffield
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would estimate that 75% of the exhibits do not work. Dead computers, touch screens not working, handles missing from wheels, wheels missing from shafts. I understand that things go wrong, but I have never been in a museum with as many faulty exhibits as...More

Thank Therealche
Reviewed 4 days ago

What could be a fantastic experience to help children get interested in science. Conceptually it is fantastic, using industry of the past to teach children (and to let adults enjoy, too) the wonders of science. However, there are a few glaring issues. 1) The Heat...More

2  Thank Jamesaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect from this place but my 5yr old son LOVES hands on science places so decided to visit while visiting a friend in Sheffield. First thing that hit me was not only the cold (I had my winter coat, gloves...More

1  Thank everton2008
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6 October 2017|
Response from lidibus | Reviewed this property |
I’ve only ever been with children - my own to begin with, and now my grandchildren. To be honest, I haven’t seen any couples there alone and I suspect it wouldn’t take long to ‘do’ the place if you didn’t want to play with... More
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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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