Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham

2.7
#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Yorkshire
Magna Science Adventure Centre brings the sciences to life for children. Located in an old steel mill, the science center divides its exhibits into four element-themed pavilions: earth, air, fire, and water. Kids learn about the laws of physics on the elaborate outdoor playground, which is one of the largest in the UK. In summer, kids can splash around the wet park. Indoors, numerous interactive and hands-on displays help young visitors understand and explore the laws of nature. Every hour, on the hour, the center pays tribute to its heritage with "The Big Melt," a spectacular demonstration of steel production in an electric arc furnace. To learn more about steelworks, you can take a guided tour. To visit Magna Science Adventure Centre on your trip to Rotherham, use our Rotherham itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Visited with my two young children. My youngest was a bit too young to enjoy all aspects of the museum and was a bit scared initially due to the eerie feel in certain areas! They both really enjoyed t...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Came with my family expensive to say a lot of things was broken, one lift working so forever waiting, won't be returning !  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    I would love to give 5 stars for this review of the out door play park , it has the potential to be brilliant ! - large playground water park and so much more. However it needs some TLC , the toilets ...  more »
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  • Family of 4 ticket online £37 approx....bigger bonus is that's a years ticket,visit as often as you want. Great for kids young & old (like me). Large outdoor park with a water splash area also (depending on certain times of the year)
  • im not always a big fan of having to pay for museums, but this is worth it, great place, lots to do and the staff are really friendly and helpful, can spend a good few hours here. The food at the cafe is also great and cheap. Brilliant afternoon
  • Great place to go with the kids. This place is an old foundry converted into a fun science museum for the kids. Lots of things to see and do there. They also have an enormous playing area outside, with a large wet play area along side, so be sure to take swimming gear and towels in the summer months. The only bad thing about this place is it can be quite cold inside, so even on warmer sunny days, be sure to take a light jacket.
  • Great place to visit with kids. A few of the exhibits need updating /fixing. Earth was quite disappointing as most of the rocks were stuck and it really took the fun of of it. Kids loved it though.
  • Totally disappointing. After paying £30+ for 3 & entering the museum we never saw any staff members. We had thought there would be a guide to take us around &, explain the steel making process...NO. plus there few signs to read & were of poor quality. All in all a most disappointing experience & unless things change dramatically for the better we will not be making another visit.3 very disappointed visitors. PS. Even the gift shop was only about half stocked!!!!

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