Techniquest

At Techniquest, we pride ourselves on offering a warm, welcoming environment to all of our visitors.

Our friendly staff are always on hand to provide assistance and to offer support for the varying needs of all visitors. We have provided some basic information below, which we hope will be useful, but if you’d like to chat to us about anything before you visit, then please give us a ring on 029 2047 5475 or email us and we’ll do our very best to help.

Wheelchair access

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. We also have a limited number of wheelchairs which are available to borrow while you visit — just ask when you arrive.

Essential carers visit free

All essential carers of disabled visitors get FREE admission to Techniquest. Please just bring along a form of ID to process your admission on arrival.

Pacemakers and implanted medical devices

Pacemaker warning symbolA small number of Techniquest exhibits are not suitable for use by anyone with a pacemaker or other implanted medical device. They are indicated by the symbol (right) on the exhibit label. Please ask one of our Science Communicators for more information.

Hearing loop systems

The hearing loop systems in our Science Theatre and Planetarium help those who use a hearing aid or loop listener. A Portable Induction Loop is also available for use at our Admissions Desk or in the shop and cafe.

Parking

Disabled badge holders may park on the forecourt, and staff can assist with access into the building upon request.

General information

Friendly, helpful staff are always on hand — please just ask if you need any assistance.

Please discuss any specific needs you may have with us on 029 2047 5475.

Find us

Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

029 2047 5475
info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

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FAQs

  • 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 our visitor 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 techniquest.

  • Who is it for?

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

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