Magna is a science centre set in the former Templeborough steelworks. Four galleries house over 100 hands-on exhibits themed on Air, Earth, Fire and Water, the 'elements' needed for making steel. It is a vast building, 1/3rd of a mile long and 150ft high.
The Big Melt is a fantastic multimedia show telling the story of 'E' furnace, one of 6 electric arc furnaces at the heart of this vast steelworks. Closed in 1993, Steel, Peech and Tozer, 'Steelos' once employed 10,000 people making over a million tonnes of steel every year!
Magna is a coats-on experience, please wear clothes suitable for outside temperatures.