Magna Science Adventure Centre is set in the former world famous Templeborough steelworks in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. 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, a third of a mile long and 150 feet high.
Experience the jaw-dropping Big Melt, a thundering multimedia show heard and seen from almost every part of the building. With booming audio and sizzling pyrotechnics the hourly performance recreates 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.
Everyone enjoys an opportunity to play and you’ll be in your element creating your own adventure. There is plenty to see and do at Magna Science Adventure Centre, listed below are some quick links to help you plan your visit. Please check our opening times before travelling and we have lots of free onsite car parking.