Techniquest

Techniquest in Cardiff Bay welcomes visitors throughout the year

Opening times

This week

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Next week

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
As Techniquest is indoors your visit will not be affected by the weather. However, please be aware that at peak times the queue may extend outside where we cannot guarantee the weather!

Admission prices

Special half-term offer!

If you visit Techniquest from 28 October to 5 November, you can visit again between 7 November and 31 December for half price!
Terms and conditions apply.

Ticket TypeEntry with Donation*Entry without Donation
Adult£8£7.20
Child (4–15)£6.50£5.90
Concessions
Applies to seniors, disabled visitors, and students who show a valid NUS card
£6.50£5.90
Age 3 or underFreeFree
Family Group
Up to 5 persons, max. 2 adults
£28£25
After 3pm offer
Available for adult, child & concession entry on standard days. This offer is not available for Toddler Days, After Hours or any other special events.
£3.30£3

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* Techniquest is a registered charity and admission prices includes a voluntary donation of approximately 10%. This enables Techniquest to claim Gift Aid on 100% of the admission charge. All money raised goes towards supporting Techniquest and its aim to make science accessible to everyone.

Add a visit to the amazing digital Planetarium for an extra cost of just £1.50 per person.

Pre-booked groups visiting the exhibition are eligible for a special discounted rate. For more information, or to book, please telephone 029 2047 5476.

Regular visitor? Why not save money with an Annual Pass?

We accept Mastercard, Visa and Switch cards. Tesco Deals Tokens can be used to pay for full-priced (including donations) adults (£8), concessions (£6.50) and children’s (£6.50) entry. Tesco Deals Tokens are not valid for tickets which are already discounted e.g. Family Group admission, pre-booked groups or for Annual Pass membership.

Unfortunately, Techniquest is not able to accept personal cheques.

Coffee shop

Take a seat in Coffee Corner and choose from its wide selection of locally-sourced drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

You don’t have to purchase a ticket to visit Coffee Corner — just pop in!

Opening times

10:30am–4:00pm on weekends and bank holidays, and seven days a week during local school holidays.
10:30am–2:30pm on weekdays during local school term time (Tuesday–Friday only).
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Shop

You will find puzzles, science kits, Welsh souvenirs and a wide range of books, games and much more in Techniquest’s shop — the largest gift shop in the Bay.

You don’t have to purchase a ticket to visit the Techniquest Shop, so you can drop by any time the centre is open.
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Travel information

Travelling by car/coach

Techniquest is located at: Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW.

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 using the code techniquest.
  Pre-book and guarantee your space here There are other nearby pay-and-display car parks also available, on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

Disabled badge holders may park on the forecourt. Staff can assist with access into the building upon request. Read more about accessibility.

Travelling by train

There are regular train services from Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay Station — Techniquest is just a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Bay Station.
See Arriva Trains Wales for more information.

Travelling by bus

Take the regular ‘Baycar’ service number 6 from the city centre, or the number 8 from Heath Hospital or the city centre.
See Traveline-Cymru for more information

Travelling by bike

We provide facilities for bicycle storage at the side of the building. Techniquest cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to bicycles that are stored here.

Techniquest is located near to the start of the Taff Trail. See Cardiff Council for more details.

Half Term offer

If you visit between 28 October and 5 November 2017, you can visit again for half price any time the centre is open between 7 November and 31 December.

  • You must produce your receipt (if you paid on the door) or e-ticket (if you paid online) from the first visit upon arrival at your second visit.
  • The offer is only redeemable in centre, not online.
  • The offer is only redeemable if you are paying full price for your tickets — you cannot use this offer in conjunction with vouchers of any kind, e.g. Tesco.
  • This offer is only valid like-for-like; for example, if your first visit was for 2 adults and 2 children, you can only use the offer for 2 adults and 2 children on the second visit.
  • This offer can be used in conjunction with the £3 after 3 offer, but only if both visits are after 3pm.
  • This offer covers admissions, but not additional extras such as planetarium shows.
  • This offer cannot be redeemed on special events such as Toddler Days or After Hours.

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW
  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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 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 techniquest.

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

  •   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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