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Techniquest is the UK’s longest-established science centre, with a mission to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement.


During School Holidays

Mon - Fri

10:00 - 17:00

Sat - Sun

10:00 - 17:00

During Term Time

Tue - Fri

09:30 - 16:30

Sat - Sun

10:00 - 17:00

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There are so many reasons to visit Techniquest, the hands-on interactive science discovery centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay, with two floors of mind-boggling exhibits where you can launch a rocket, sink an oil rig, move half a ton of granite and still have energy for a spot of stargazing!

At weekends and during school holidays, be wowed by spectacular Science Theatre shows for all the family and take a journey through space for a close-up look at distant galaxies and exploded stars at the fascinating presenter-led shows in the 360° Planetarium.

There’s something to keep everyone entertained for a couple of hours or more, plus you’ll find puzzles, books, science kits and much more in Techniquest’s shop – the largest gift shop in the Bay. When it’s time for a break, take a seat in the coffee shop and choose from its wide selection of locally-sourced drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Once you have your wristband, you are free to come and go all day, so why not pop out for a stroll around the Bay and make your visit into a whole day out?

Techniquest welcomes public visitors throughout the year and is open at the weekend, on Bank Holidays and all week during school holidays (from 10am to 5pm). During school term time they are closed on Mondays and the opening hours from Tuesday to Friday are 9:30am to 4:30pm.


Tickets & Prices
  • Adult – £8.00
  • Child (3-15) – £6.50
  • Concession – £7.20
Food & Drink

Boasting a wide range of home-made lunches, indulgent snacks, gourmet hot chocolates and quality local coffee, Clevercoffee’s menu has been developed to appeal to both regular visitors, as well as those working and living in Cardiff Bay.

The new menu includes a deli range of baguettes, wraps, paninis and salad boxes, as well as a variety of pastries and sweet treats, such as Smashed Pretzel and Salted Caramel Brownies, Lemon and Lime Drizzle Cake and hand-crafted Victoria Stack.

Access Facilities

Friendly staff are always on hand to provide assistance and to offer support for the varying needs of all visitors but if you’d like to chat about anything before you visit, then please ring 029 2047 5475 or send an email.

Access at the main entrance to the centre is completely level. There is easy wheelchair access, including a lift, to all parts of the building as well as a disabled toilet on each floor. There are also a limited number of wheelchairs which are available to borrow while you visit — just ask when you arrive.



Techniquest customers can receive a 15% discount at the Cardiff Bay Q Park on Pinhead Street with the discount code TECHNI15. Alternative pay and display car parks are available on Stuart Street and Havannah Street.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is Stuart Street.

By Rail

The nearest train station is Cardiff Bay.



029 2047 5475



Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW