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Many Magna Returns & Annual Pass

When you buy a full price day ticket to Magna you can upgrade to an annual pass free of charge! You simply need to complete a ‘Many Magna Returns’ form when buying tickets at Magna. If you have purchased tickets online, then simply complete the form at our main reception on the day of your visit.

Your pass will allow you and your family members, for whom you have purchased tickets, a further 12 months entry to Magna at no additional cost. This includes access to our outdoor play areas SCI-TEK and AQUA-TEK (seasonal opening applicable). 

You will need to attach passport style photos to your form and bring it with you for every visit. On your first return visit only you will need to bring additional photo ID for the main adult named on the form.

Become a Gift Aid Visitor!

Did you know Magna is a totally self-funded charity? Since opening in 2001 our mission has been to educate future generations about science, technology and our region’s steel heritage.

Gift Aid allows charities like Magna to reclaim the income tax (or capital gains tax) you have paid, on the money used to buy your annual pass. It does not cost you a penny more, but makes a massive difference to us! With your permission we are able to treat your admission as a donation and the taxman will give us a further 25p for every £1 you have paid.

If you are able to Gift Aid your admission, simply sign the Gift Aid declaration on your Many Magna Returns form.


If I can’t ‘Gift Aid’, do I still qualify for a free annual pass upgrade?


Can I use Tesco vouchers for my annual pass upgrade?

No. Magna no longer accepts Tesco clubcard vouchers.

Can I use ‘money off’ or ‘child goes free’ vouchers for my annual pass upgrade?

No. Only fully paid day passes can be upgraded to annual passes. ‘Money off’ and ‘child goes free’ vouchers are valid for day entry only. You can upgrade later in the day by paying the difference and completing an annual pass form.

I’ve paid with Magna gift vouchers do I qualify for a free annual pass upgrade?


Why do I need additional photo ID on my first return visit?

We ask for additional photo ID for the main adult named on the form, only on your first return visit. This ensures it is the same family returning who initially bought the pass. The photos you add to your form help to ensure your pass cannot be used by anyone else.

Can I give my pass to my relatives and friends to use?

No. Only the named people on your pass are able to use it, passes are non-transferable. If you have children named on your form who are visiting with different adults, then they can use the pass and the additional adults will need to buy a day pass.

Are there any extra charges?

No. The upgrade is free of charge, you simply need to complete your form and keep it safe. Lost forms can be replaced at a charge of £5.00. Special events and optional workshops / tours are not included in the annual pass and may be charged separately.

Can I buy an outdoor annual pass only?

No. If you want your child to use the playground (SCI-TEK and AQUA-TEK) more than once we recommend you purchase a full priced child ticket, which can then be upgraded to a Many Magna Returns pass free of charge.

Is our pass valid for my child’s school trip or birthday party?

No. Annual passes cannot be used for school trips, birthday parties or group visits.

Will my details go on a separate mailing list? Will I receive any junk mail if I give you these details?

No. If you provide us with your email address then we may keep you updated with forthcoming events at Magna. If you wish to stop receiving emails from Magna, please email

Can I get a copy of the Gift Aid form for my records

Your annual pass form is also a copy of your Gift Aid declaration. You will be taking this form away with you and can copy it as required for your records.

Will I be entitled to fast track entry as an annual pass holder?


If you have any further queries about ‘Many Magna Returns’ please call us on 01709 720002 or email