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After Hours: Code Breakers


Thu 6 December 2018


6:30 pm–10:00 pm


Techniquest and Breakout Cardiff are collaborating to bring you a game, within a game, WITHIN A GAME!

With an unlimited amount of creativity and knowledge of puzzles and riddles, Breakout Cardiff will be bringing teaser treats for you to play with and test yourselves. However, not only do you have to try and complete five different puzzles, you must also join them in a giant game of hide and seek and actually find the sneaky staff.

Play in and explore the entirety of Techniquest, find the hidden Breakout tables, solve their puzzles and break the code! Do you think you can use logic AND think outside of the box? Can you break the code?

The 5 puzzles you will have to solve:

  1. Top Trumps

    New Zealand have challenged us to a game that is friendly. Help build a team that would give them envy.

  2. Poker Chips

    Gather your chips with luck and skill. This may not be poker, but a puzzle to thrill.

  3. Puzzle

    Don’t you just hate it when a puzzle is missing a few pieces…

  4. Scrabble Pieces

    Scrabble with a different aim, will you figure out our game?

  5. Quiz

    Questions that will tease your brain. Will you solve them or go insane?

And that’s not all…

As well as the puzzles to solve, there will also be a live show in the theatre about data security by the University of South Wales, planetarium shows, and of course the two floors of hands-on exhibits for you to play with! Plus food and a fully-licensed bar.


Ticket typeWith donation*Without donation
Adult — Online£11.00 + 77p booking fee£10.00 + 70p booking fee
Adult — On the door**£13.50£12.00
Advance tickets are limited, so we cannot guarantee entry on the door.

Ticket price includes all additional activities — there are no additional fees on the night (except for food and drink purchases).
Book tickets Additional activities have limited availability, and are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  Group bookings

Looking to book more than 20 tickets? Contact SeeTickets at or on 0844 412 4650 (7p p/m plus standard network access charge).

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  • Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

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  • 029 2047 5475
    Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat–Sun: 10am–5pm
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    If you leave us a message we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

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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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