Magna Science Adventure Centre


(Yorkshire Attractions)


Sheffield Rd
S60 1DX
Rotherham
Yorkshire
England
01709 760002
www.vistmagna.co.uk


Magna

yorks magna33Magna is a fantastic day out for all ages. The Science Adventure Centre is packed with interactive exhibits and fascinating displays to help you explore the wonders of science and the laws of nature.

 

Magna echoes with the rich industrial heritage of the UK steelmaking industry. Set within a colossal former steelworks, which once used the natural resources of earth, fire, water and air - celebrated at Magna today - to manufacture steel products which were shipped around the world.


The 'Steel, Peech and Tozer' works produced 18 million tonnes of steel a year and employed 10,000 people in its heyday. It stood at the heart of the booming Sheffield steel industry.

The steelworks closed in 1993 but the original building has been largely preserved as a monument to its industrial heritage. Impressive artefacts such as hulking hooks, winding passages, cupolas and cranes are still positioned around the science adventure zones in Magna today. They are silent reminders of the cathedral-like building's industrial past.

You can learn more about Magna's industrial heritage through big screen features and multimedia displays at Magna. Guided steel tours telling the human story of the industry are led by former steel workers at regular intervals most days. One of the steelworks' original electric arc furnaces is brought back to life at Magna with the 'Big Melt' show and its awesome recreation of the steel-making process.


Magna Science Adventure Centre is a family attraction with over one hundred hands-onyorks magna2015
exhibits designed to help you explore the four elements - AIR, WATER, EARTH and FIRE.


Learn more about gale force winds, tidal power, electro-magnetism, underground tunnels and
exploding rock faces! Gasp at the fire tornado, squirt an industrial supersoaker and dig with a
real JCB!

Magna's amazing outdoor playground is not just high-tech - its SCI-TEK. Designed for fun and creativity, its unique play structures will get you swinging, balancing, climbing and spinning. Sci-Tek is one of the largest outdoor playgrounds in the UK. And, in warmer weather, there's an extra wet play area called AQUA-TEK. Open from May half-term to September, it adds an extra splash of adventure. Don't forget your towel!

Buy a full day pass to Magna and upgrade to an annual pass for FREE!

It's a "coats-on experience"! Magna is a large, industrial building and it's chilly inside. Wrap up warm when you visit.

 


There are new exhibitions, attractions and workshops all year round at Magna - see www.visitmagna.co.uk for details.

 

 

 



 

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