We aim to make everyone welcome at Techniquest, and we have highlighted a few key aspects below that should help you plan ahead.
This printable bilingual map of Techniquest is available to help familiarise yourself with the layout before your visit:
We now also have a 3D virtual tour available, which can help you discover more about our space before your visit.
There is level access throughout the whole exhibition area, with a lift to first floor.
Our Planetarium is snug, so there is only space for 1 wheelchair user per show. Please book ahead online and select the wheelchair user ticket.
Space for 2 wheelchair users, plus additional wheelchair users may be able to transfer to our standard seating — please be aware that this involves at least one or two steps to reach them.
Simply select the Essential Carer ticket when making a booking, which must be paired with a concession ticket, and bring along a form of ID to process your admission on arrival.
Unfortunately we do not have parking bays for disabled customers on-site.
The what3words reference for our new main entrance is ///fairly.occupy.trucks.
For visitors who prefer a lower level sensory experience, we recommend either attending a late afternoon slot on weekdays during term-time, or booking into the first session of the day at 10am on weekends outside of holiday periods, as these tend to be our quieter times.
We have a small, private room on the ground floor with a variety of uses: breastfeeding, prayer or just to decompress from sensory overload if you or one of your party need some ‘time out’ from the hustle and bustle of the main exhibition space.
A small number of Techniquest exhibits are not suitable for anyone with a pacemaker or other implanted medical device. They are marked by the symbol (right) on the exhibit label.