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Step back into the world of the steel workers with The Big Melt, undoubtedly one of Magna’s most breathtaking features. Heard and seen from almost every part of the building, the show is set around ‘E’ furnace one of the original electric arc furnaces, unused since the days of Sheffield’s booming steel industry.

A giant blast furnace is brought back to life in a pyrotechnic and audio display powerful enough to shake everything underfoot and overhead. The steel making process is perfectly re-created (except for hundreds of tons of molten steel and of course the melting temperatures!).

The Big Melt show runs for 12 minutes, at regular intervals during the day. Please ask at reception on arrival for show times on the day of your visit.

Steel Tours

If you are interested in the history of the building and want to find out more about the steelworks at Templeborough, then why not take a tour with one of our steel heritage experts. Please ask at reception for more details, Steel Tours are provided free of charge. For more information, click here.

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The Science Centre will be closed from 2nd Dec to Tue 7th Jan for maintenance works. Magna Science Adventure Centre Opening Times