Techniquest Comes to Mermaid Quay!

September 24, 2019

The Techniquest Pop-Up Shop Arrives at Mermaid Quay!


Last year, we announced plans to build our new ‘Science Capital’ extension, expanding our exhibition space by over 60% and introducing over 50 new exhibits to Wales’ much-loved science landmark.

In order for the Science Capital construction to progress, vital work is needed inside the building, meaning we will be moving our shop to Mermaid Quay for September 2019.


What to expect:

Sat opposite Fabulous Welshcakes, Techniquest will be setting up shop – literally – from September onwards to ensure you don’t miss out on all the latest trends and awesome science gadgets to buy during its temporary closure on Stuart Street.

With a variety of stock up for grabs; including retro gaming goodies, ‘Bee’-autiful accessories and the perfect periodic table keepsakes, Techniquest are bringing the best-of-the-best to Mermaid Quay in terms of science gadgets, with products for all ages available.

We will re-open in October, but the shop will remain open on Mermaid Quay for a short period whilst essential work is being carried out on the new Techniquest building. Our presence on Mermaid Quay guarantees visitors to find the perfect gift; whether it be for birthday presents, Christmas stocking fillers or even something for yourself!

Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO of Techniquest commented:

“We’re really excited to open a shop in Mermaid Quay this September. It’s really important to us that our customers are still able to enjoy Techniquest whilst we experience a brief closure to prepare for our hugely anticipated Science Capital.

“We’re really excited to show you what’s to come – but for now please enjoy our lovely shop at Mermaid Quay, where you’ll really find an exciting, unique science gift for everyone.”

If you’re heading to Cardiff Bay in the coming months, don’t forget to check out Techniquest’s shop at unit 19A, Mermaid Quay. Techniquest is expected to re-open to the public on 1st October 2019.

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  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days and Home Educator days.

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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