We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Good for a visit

Went here with our 8 year old who is mad on science. Was lots to see and do. Would recommend to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Niki M
via mobile
Needs improvement

We travelled for an hour to get to Magna and spent £43 on the entry fee (2 adults, 2 kids). We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shar0ntayl0r123
,
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Read all 889 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“steel works” (83 reviews)
“fire tornado” (59 reviews)
“steel industry” (32 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
CONTACT
Sheffield Road | Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX, England
+44 1709 720002
Call
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (889)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 887 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with our 8 year old who is mad on science. Was lots to see and do. Would recommend to those wanting to spend a few hours learning about the steel industry.

Thank Niki M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled for an hour to get to Magna and spent £43 on the entry fee (2 adults, 2 kids). We were prepared with 2 pairs of socks and heavy winter coats, but we should have brought the arctic gear! It was perishingly cold and...More

1  Thank shar0ntayl0r123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a toss of a coin between Eureka and Magna and Magna won. Huge former steelworks and very interesting in the main but there were just too many interactive parts that were broken which was a huge letdown for our grandsons and bas for...More

1  Thank MarekLontour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled here specifically to do a bungee jump awesome foursome package with Bungee UK who regularly hold sessions here. I unfortunately did not have enough time to properly explore the museum, however it looks absolutely amazing and I wish to return at some point when...More

Thank Kyle P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited magna with my 4 year old daughter and my father as I went as a child and thought it was pretty cool, the place needs to make some big changes lighting in areas is very poor, and each exhibit has a lot of...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend people to go here during the winter as it can become extremely cold as it is an old factory etc. And is no system of heating which is quite expected as it is a massive place! There are sections for each...More

Thank miaSxx
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 10 & 11 year old. Manga could be a brilliant science museum, but it is jaded and unmaintained. Many exhibits were actually broken or not even on, and lighting especially in the main steelworks area is very cold and way too...More

1  Thank Flutterbean
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Visited as a couple early December. As we pulled up to the rather impressive building we assumed we'd be in for an interesting visit. We'd both been told many times by different people how good Magna was and judging by the outside it should have...More

1  Thank Emma T
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I've been here many times to different events and also just on a weekend for a day out. Loads to offer for kids. There is a cafe and lots of things to children to learn and play with. Good value also. Great for families. Look...More

Thank Lauracharlie85
Reviewed 26 November 2017

First went to the Christmas Fayre event went it was launched a few years ago - as felt it was important to support the Chief Exec. in his work to turn the place around and to support a local attraction. Since then it has become...More

Thank YorkshirePud_7
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Rotherham
Prince Of Wales
34 reviews
1.53 km away
Premier Inn Sheffield Meadowhall Hotel
969 reviews
1.69 km away
Travelodge Sheffield Meadowhall Hotel
682 reviews
1.71 km away
The Welcome Inn
153 reviews
2.01 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Abbey Inn
61 reviews
1.15 km away
Akbar's
947 reviews
.89 km away
Caffe Massarella
163 reviews
1.55 km away
The Three Magpies Hotel
56 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Meadowhall Shopping Centre
1,475 reviews
1.47 km away
South Yorkshire Shooting Club
21 reviews
1.38 km away
Fairways Brinsworth
11 reviews
1.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
minnie2594
5 October 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
ChorleyWiggy
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jennyeales2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee to pay but less than if you view the whole attraction
0
Votes
Jessica-Georgin... H
14 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lizzie W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!
1
Vote