Magna is a science centre set in the former Templeborough steelworks. Over 100 hands-on exhibits themed on Air, Earth, Fire and Water recall the 'elements' needed for making steel. It is a vast building, 1/3rd of a mile long and 150ft high, rich with the industrial heritage of the region's steel industry.
The Big Melt is a fantastic show recreating the history and working of 'E' furnace, one of 6 electric arc furnaces that once melted the steel. Closed in 1993, in its heyday Steel, Peech and Tozer employed 10,000 people and produced 2 million tonnes of steel every year!