A Monument to a Way of Life
The gateway to Magna is through a giant steel structure where visitors experience the sights, sounds, smells and dangers of the great steelworks and its people.
Within the cathedral-like interior, with its blackened steel structures and many of its industrial fixtures intact, hang four pavilions,
housing exhibitions, devoted to the four elements used to form steel: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Each pavilion contains interactive displays
Magna’s finale is set around an original steel furnace which dominates the enormous space. A pyrotechnic sound and light show brings home the extraordinary environment in which seven thousand men once laboured.
Heritage / Visitor Attraction
Scope of works
1999 - 2002
‘To design, build and open Magna in two years was hugely exciting and demanding. Event played a major part in making it happen and making Magna a success. ’
Chief Executive, Magna