Techniquest

Accessibility

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.

Please note: unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated in our Planetarium.

  Essential carers visit free

All essential carers of disabled visitors get FREE admission to Techniquest. Please select the Essential Carer ticket when making a booking, and make sure to 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 staff members for more information.

  Parking

Unfortunately we do not have parking bays for disabled customers on-site. The nearest car parks are Havannah Street and Mermaid Quay, but our team may be able to suggest alternative parking options if you give us a call when you’re considering a visit. You can contact us on 029 2047 5475 or email us at info@techniquest.org.

  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

Techniquest’s opening hours vary — visit the Opening Times page to find out the current hours.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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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 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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