Techniquest

Pen Y Cymoedd & Vattenfall engagement pilot

The project will involve local community groups in the Pen Y Cymoedd area who played a key role in project development. Sessions will focus on how wind turbines work, the impact the site has had on the local environment, biodiversity in the area, wildlife and plants, atmospheric conditions and wildlife spotting exercises. Vattenfall use renewable energy sources and this project will highlight the importance of why they chose the Pen Y Cymoedd site.

Partners: Vattenfall, Cynon Valley Museum and Gwynfi Miners Community Hall

Explore Your Universe

This is a free 6-week programme running between August and October 2019, with a focus on increasing knowledge on topics such as Space and Physics in a engaging and interactive way.

Techniquest will facilitate the sessions with community partners by taking out kits, that will help shape and develop the project.

Partners: ACE Cardiff, Shiloh Fellowship and Women Seeking Sanctuary 

Audio Tours

Techniquest is working towards increasing accessibility for individuals with visual impairments or are hard of hearing. We are are working with groups and individuals who  can support us in creating user-friendly content and devices.

Consultation Partners: Wales Council for Deaf People and Cardiff Institute for the Blind

Do you have feedback about your experience at Techniquest? Complete our Accessibility Form.

Supporting local photographers

We are building on our hugely successful photography exhibition project  by developing a project that supports employability and deepens our relationships with individuals in the local community.

We want our marketing to be representative of our community, so we’re working with local photographers to capture imagery for our marketing material and website. The project will also help us to create new links with individuals within the area.

This project was influenced by the global initiative, OF/BY/FOR ALL.

Partner photographer: Zaid Djerdi

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

The programme creates clear pathways for Girls Who Code alumni from secondary education, into the computing workforce.

We’re working with partners across Cardiff to deliver sessions to girls in our local community. Whether you want to become a partner or join in, contact us for more details.

Partner: Cardiff and Vale College

Grangetown Art Trail

Techniquest is supporting the Grangetown Art Trail by becoming one of the partners to facilitate a zoo enclosure. The project is aimed at children in the Grangetown community who will help design and decorate zoo animals in enclosures. A zoo map will guide them to discover all the new zoological inhabitants.

Grangetown Art Trail is a grass roots, community arts project, which invites residents and visitors alike on a journey of artistic discovery around this historic and multicultural suburb in the heart of Cardiff. The trail aims to reveal the reality, that Grangetown is as vibrant and colourful as the communities that lives here.

Techniquest’s enclosure will highlight conservation in the local area.

Partners: RSPB and Grangetown Art Trail

Community-led project at Canal Park

Techniquest is working closely with the family learning team at Cardiff and Vale College to develop a sustainable project for the Canal Park development, aimed at bringing sport to the Butetown community.

The collaborative project will be led by the ideas of the community, through the facilitation of Audience Research sessions, provided by Techniquest.

The project is currently in its infancy. However, we aim for it to be STEM focused, taking into consideration the needs and wants of the local community and provide clear educational pathways.

Partners: Cardiff and Vale College: Families Learning Together

Growing the Future

We are supporting National Botanic Gardens of Wales’ Growing the Future project. This 5 year project provides opportunities for individuals and communities to engage at different levels. The project aims to create hubs throughout Cardiff, which will deliver short and long term courses. Sessions will touch on best practice in green space and parks management, combining diversity with economic sense.

 

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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