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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Science Adventure Centre


Sheffield Road,
S60 1DX


Magna, the UK's 1st science adventure centre is set in the Templeborough steelworks in Rotherham. Set in this cavernous space are 4 pavilions where you can explore the elements, earth, air, fire and water. Here you can have fun firing a giant water canon, launch rockets, board an airship and spin in a gyroscopic chair. You can't avoid the fun, see lightning bolts, fiery tornadoes, explode rock faces and work real JCBs! The original steelworks truly provides a dramatic backdrop for the ultimate interactive experience.

The Big Melt is undoubtedly one of Magna's most breathtaking features. Heard and seen from almost every part of the building, the show is set around 'E' furnace one of the original electric arc furnaces, unused since the days of Sheffield's booming steel industry.

In a pyrotechnic and audio display powerful enough to shake everything underfoot and overhead, the steel making process is perfectly re-created (except for hundreds of tons of molten steel and of course the melting temperatures!)

The show runs for 12 minutes, at regular intervals during the day.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Winner of outstanding customer service at the White Rose Awards 2008. Winner of exceptional customer service at the hospitality Sheffield awards 2008. Tourism Award 2005/2007 Large Venue of the year Business Insider awards 2008.

Opening details

Magna is open daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (4.00pm October - February)
From 3rd Nov to 5th Feb Open Friday to Sunday only (closed Mon – Thurs) except for school visits.


You can now BOOK ON-LINE at and have your ticket sent to your mobile phone and/or your email inbox..! BOOK TICKETS NOW ON-LINE. Tickets are valid for 3 months from the date purchase.

For group rates and school bookings please call us on 01709 720002.

Full Day Ticket Prices - includes science centre and outdoor play area
Type Online Price On The Day Price
Adult £10.95 £11.95
Child 4 to 15 £8.95 £9.95
Child 2 to 3 £4.50 £4.95
Child Under 2 Free of Charge Free of Charge
121 Carer Free of Charge Free of Charge

Group Rates (Parties of 12 or more paying)
Type Online Price On The Day Price
Adult N/A £9.45
Child 4 to 15 N/A £7.95
Child 2 to 3 N/A £3.95
Group individuals can be upgraded to annual passes by paying the difference up to the main 'on the day' price.

Outdoor Play Area Only Prices - includes Sci-Tek and Aqua-Tek (when open)
Type Online Price On The Day Price
Child 4 to 15 Day Pass N/A £7.95
Child 2 to 3 Day Pass N/A £3.50
Child Under 2 N/A FREE
Adult Day Pass N/A £3.50

Magna tickets give 12 months entry on completion of a Gift Aid form. visitors can return free of charge throughout the 12 month period.


See location of Magna Science Adventure Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 409914  Lat: 53.41825 Long: -1.38493

By Road:
Follow the brown tourism signs.

By Public Transport:
Get a taxi or no 69 bus from Sheffield/Rotherham. A1 Bus service from Meadowhall.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Rotherham station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Winner of outstanding customer service at the White Rose Awards 2008. Winner of exceptional customer service at the hospitality Sheffield awards 2008. Tourism Award 2005/2007 Large Venue of the year Business Insider awards 2008.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu