Magna is set within the former Templeborough steelworks. It is a vast building rich with the industrial heritage of the region's steel industry, which once used the natural resources of air, earth, fire and water to manufacture steel products and ship them all around the world. These 'elements' are celebrated at Magna today.
Magna helps you understand the history of steel by retaining the feel of its industrial, steel-producing past with original industrial machinery still in position and low, atmospheric lighting in areas, really bringing the building’s industrial heritage to life. This gives you a feel for both the science of industry and a snapshot of the history of British steelmaking and the people involved. Closed in 1993, the ‘Steel, Peech and Tozer’ works employed 10,000 people in its heyday, producing 2 million tonnes of steel per year!
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