Magna Science Adventure Centre is set within a colossal former steelworks and echoes with the rich industrial heritage of the UK steelmaking industry which once used the natural resources of earth, fire, water and air. The ‘Steel, Peech and Tozer’ works produced 18 million tonnes of steel a year and employed 10,000 people in its heyday. It was 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 in position around the science adventure zones in Magna today.
Groups will learn more about Magna’s steel industry heritage through interactive exhibits, multi-media displays, and fascinating talks. These guided tours tell the human story of the steel industry and are told by former steel workers and enthusiasts..
See one of the steelworks’ original electric arc furnaces which has been brought back to life at with pyrotechnics, audio and smoke.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Departure from school and travel to Rotherham.
Afternoon: Arrival at Magna Science Adventure Centre. The Science Adventure Centre is full of interactive exhibits and educational displays to help your group learn about the wonders of science and the laws of nature. Your group will learn about the earth’s four elements – AIR, WATER, EARTH and FIRE!
Evening:Arrival back at school or chosen destination.