We went to a science park called Magna yesterday. It’s aimed at kids, but is built in an old steelworks at Rotherham. The old steelworks was far more interesting to me – proper engineering, with 100 tonne cranes and the like. You can see one of the steel smelters below – as an aside, I had to work hard to get this shot – it took 7 seconds, hand-held, balanced on a hand-rail!
(more photos on Flickr, including some of the family and Olly’s kids – but family access on those only)
There were also various themed science exhibits inside which entertained Olly’s kids, and A and K thought were quite cool as well. But, though enjoyable, we did think they could probably have made more of it. It feels like a Millennium project that took money to do it, but doesn’t have quite enough money to maintain it.