Set in the heart of Cardiff Bay, there are two floors of mesmerising models, marvellous machines and mind-boggling interactive displays: launch a rocket, try your hand at virtual surgery, experience a real-life earthquake and even feel the force of a hurricane!
There’s something for all ages to discover and enjoy, with over 100 exhibits linked to five key themes: space, the environment, chemistry, biomedical science and world issues.
You can even take your Techniquest experience home with you by using an XTAG while you’re there. You’ll be able to keep a record of all your activities and findings, plus you’ll be able to dig deeper into the science behind the things you’ve seen and discovered, long after your visit is over.
You’ll also 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 located near the entrance of the building and choose from its wide selection of locally-sourced drinks, sandwiches, snacks and cakes.
Techniquest welcomes visitors throughout the year and is now open to visitors each Friday – Sunday, with three dedicated sessions available: 9.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-4pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm. Please book ahead at techniquest.org.uk.
Adult: £10 with donation
Children: £8 with donation
Concession: £8.50 with donation
Family: £35 with donation
Coffee Mania is located next to the front entrance of Techniquest and serves a delicious variety of snacks, hot and cold foods, soft drinks, teas, coffees, and even wines and cold beers.
You don’t need a ticket to Techniquest to enjoy Coffee Mania – just pop in and enjoy!
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.
GETTING TO TECHNIQUEST
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.
The nearest bus stop is Stuart Street.
The nearest train station is Cardiff Bay.
GET IN TOUCH WITH TECHNIQUEST
029 2047 5475
Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW