Techniquest

There are many ways you can get involved with Wales’ largest science and discovery centre. We are actively working to create offerings that are developed of, by and for our communities. 

Projects

Techniquest are actively working to become of, by and for our community and we want our projects to reflect these aims. Our projects work with a range of audiences and are led and created by our communities through our Participatory Action Research. Our projects can range from one day to weekly or monthly programmes, depending on the aims. Through the projects we:

  • Impact a wide range of audiences
  • Reflect the cultural and social experiences of the community
  • Build science capital in the local area
  • Collaborate, co-curate or co-produce
  • Support Techniquest research to create workshops, content and shows that are community-led and focused
  • Create long term relationships between individuals and STEM subjects

  Current   Completed   Support

Hire Space

As part of the Science Capital project, Techniquest is developing a community space for projects and groups led by the community. This space will encourage groups to use Techniquest in a new, creative and relevant way.

This space will be launched during the opening of Techniquest’s new expansion in spring 2020. In the meantime, we are working with a small number of groups from the local area, using current spaces to understand how we can form an area that is created of, by and for our community.

The current space is unique. We have conference style rooms and a lab where ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) and learning groups can hold up to 35 people.

  Enquire

Touring Exhibits

Techniquest is providing the opportunity for our retro exhibits to be displayed and interacted with in your community spaces!

Apply for our annual ‘Exhibits in the Community’ scheme, where your organisation could be provided with the opportunity to have a little part of Techniquest at your venue. The chosen community venue would get to keep the exhibit for one year. This will help to create a buzz in your venue, provide your participants a connection to STEM, have an interactive display in your centre and make you unique to other venues!

If you’re unsuccessful in our annual scheme, why not enquire about additional hire opportunities for community venues?

Local Events

Techniquest is active in your community and regularly attend community events with science-based activities. If your activity, festival, carnival or other type of event is running within the Cardiff area, get in contact with us.

Upcoming Events:

  • Grangetown Festival, Grange Gardens – June 15th
  • We Are TEMPO Presentation, St Mellons Hub – July 4th
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Festival, St David’s Hall – July 8th
  • Taff Summer Fun Days, Riverside Warehouse – July 31st
  • Superbugs Cardiff University, St David’s 2 – July 29th to August 9th
  • Big Welsh Bite, Ynysangharad Park – August 3rd & 4th
  • Riverside Festival – August 17th
  • Taff Summer Fun Days, Canton Community Hub – August 20th
  • Butetown Carnival – August date TBC

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Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research (PAR) is based on community-led research that encourages the community to participate and engage, as a “co-researcher”. The research is made up of the participants’ society, knowledge and life experiences. The PAR sessions aim to understand the individual’s world, through collaborative activities and reflection. It aims to connect academic interests, with education and community development, highlighting and addressing questions that are significant for those who participate.

Whether you’re an organisation or individual, you can be involved in our Participatory Action Research. All sessions have different themes and needs; therefore, we can discuss with you the best activities and content for your group.

PAR topics we currently have available, include:

  • The Wetlands
  • Themed days
  • Engaging older audiences
  • Environmental science
  • Diwali shows
  • Wind farms

  Find out more

Community Partners

We regularly partner with local organisation to help build, inform and deliver our projects. Some partners, to date, have included:

Radio Platfform, Repair Cafe Wales, South Riverside Community Development Centre, Women’s Connect First, Cardiff Institute for the Blind

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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.

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.

  •   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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