Explore Magna

Magna is a Science Adventure Centre offering a hands-on experience, packed with interactive exhibits and fascinating displays.

How to get there by public transport? 

The X1 Steel Link bus service between Sheffield and Rotherham drops visitors right outside the door, up to every 10 minutes. 

If you are travelling from Sheffield, hop on board your local bus to the city centre and then jump on the X1 from bus stops on Eyre Street, Castle Street and Arundel Gate. Alternatively, you can hop on the X1 from CS3 at Meadowhall for a 5 minute ride to Magna’s front door.
If you are coming from Rotherham, the X1 travels from Maltby through Rotherham, picking up at the Interchange stand B4 before heading to Magna. Taking only 5 minutes, travelling to Magna couldn’t be easier from Meadowhall Interchange stand C3 on the X1. 

Don’t forget, if your child has a MegaTravel pass or a 16-18 travel pass, they can travel from as little as 80p per journey!

Plan your journey using our online tools.

How much does it cost? 

A full day ticket which allows access to the Science Centre and the outdoor play area costs £11.95 (adult) at the door, but can be booked online for £10.95. Children’s full day tickets start at £4.50 online. Tickets for the outside play area only start at £2.95 and can only be bought at the door. 

What is the best thing about the place/attraction? 

There are plenty of different science experiments for all the family to get their teeth stuck into over four exciting pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire & Water! 

When is the best time to visit?

Magna can get pretty busy at weekends and during the school holidays, so try and get there early to avoid the queues! 

Facilities available? 

Refuel at Magna is an onsite café, which does exactly what it says on the tin. There are also picnic areas on site for those who prefer to bring their own food. A gift shop is located on site for those wanting to purchase a souvenir to remember their visit.  


Magna is fully accessible to wheelchair users. 

If you go there, don’t miss… 

The Big Melt – One of Magna’s most impressive features that can be seen and heard from practically every part of the building. Showcasing several times throughout the day, the show is set around 'E' furnace - one of the original electric arc furnaces, unused since the days of Sheffield's booming steel industry. 

Magna Centre