Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield is located on the old site of Templeborough steelworks of Rotherham. The science museum now has more than 100 exhibits based on the elements of steel. This includes air, earth, fire and water pavilions. Through this, the museum explores science, technology and South Yorkshire’s industrial past. Furthermore, the family friendly Magna Science museum is a day out for everyone to enjoy. To book tickets to Magna Science Adventure Centre, click here.

What is there to do at Magna Science Adventure Centre?

Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield has many exhibits all based on the elements of steel, including:

  • Air pavilion – a giant airship helping understand the importance of air with a tornado simulator, wind turbines you can power and more.
  • Water pavilion – powered by a large steel waterwheel, here you can learn about the water cycle and explore the water canal. A change of clothes is recommended.
  • Fire pavilion – learn about fire as a force of nature with a model furnace to melt steel, the force of magnetism and more.
  • Earth pavilion – a bellow ground immersive experience with the chance to blast a lime quarry, operate a JCB and an interactive sand pit.
  • The Big Melt – a show with an electric art furnace to tell the story of the steel mills.
  • Aqua-Tek – an outdoor waterpark with water cannons, arches and geysers.
  • Sci-Tek – an outdoor playground with spinning bowls, tilted roundabouts, twisted slides and more.

The centre also has a café and gift shop for visitors to enjoy.

For more information about a visit to Magna Science Adventure Centre Rotherham and ticket booking, visit their website.


Magna Science Adventure Centre has a lift and walking paths which allow access to all floors of the building. The floor in the water pavilion can sometimes be wet so you may want to be cautious of these areas. Additionally, the entrance to the water exhibit has a water sprinkler for 30 seconds every 5 minutes. To avoid this, it is recommended to either wait for the effect to finish or use the exit door to enter. In terms of parking, there is a large free carpark with disabled bays near the entrance.

The centre’s building is dark and often noisy due to sound effects. Subsequently, there are some ear defenders available to borrow at reception which require a £10 deposit. Also, there are 4 sensory packs available which require a £20 deposit. At the fire exhibit there is a brief spark effect which is quite loud. Additionally, the fire level has a low electrostatic field which can effect cochlea implants. The Big Melt show has loud noises and strobe lights. For visitors wanting to avoid this, the show is on the hour for 12 minutes. If you require a quiet space whilst visiting, members of staff will assist with this on request. Furthermore, there is a Magna Science Adventure Museum visual story available online to help visitors prepare for the experience.

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