Past Projects

Scientists in our Community Exhibition

Scientists in Our Community is our new photography exhibition coproduced by local communities and generously sponsored and supported by HLM Architects, Wardell Armstrong and Hydrock, who are working on Techniquest’s new extension (opening Spring 2020).

The brief for entries was simple; capture an image or portrait of someone with an interest or background in STEM. For many young people, the key to engagement in STEM is the inclusion of the Arts to create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths).

The gallery, which lends a new look and feel to our science and discovery centre, is the first of many projects which will be of, by and for our communities. The exhibition highlights the diversity of Cardiff and breakdown the barriers of how STEM is perceived.

Partners: SRCDC, Radio Platfform and Repair Cafe Wales.

Sponsors: HLM Architects, Wardell Armstrong and Hydrock.

Linking science and the arts

Through a collaboration with Sherman Theatre, this pilot project was provided to Sherman 5 Members for a unique experience, linking science with the arts. The literature-based demonstration included a show for both adults and children, as well as a creative workshop.

Techniquest frequently provides outreach demonstrations and shows to schools across Wales, but this is the first of its kind to be provided within a local organisation.

The Sherman 5 project is about making the theatre accessible and helping people to overcome any barriers that may stop them from visiting. Techniquest are also continually working to become a centre that’s inclusive and welcoming to all audiences. Through this pilot we have trialled an alternative method of reaching new audiences, whilst also providing experiences and information to visit Techniquest.

We hope to provide further pilots in the future with other local organisations.





Partner: Sherman 5  

Explore Your Universe

Explore Your Universe was a 6-week programme running between September and November 2019, with a focus on increasing knowledge on topics such as Space and Physics.

Techniquest facilitated the multi-generational sessions with community partners by taking out kits that were engaging and interactive, such as the star dome, binoculars and learning about the scale and size of planets.





Partners: ACE Cardiff, Shiloh Fellowship, Women Connect First and Women Seeking Sanctuary 


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  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475

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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  •   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.

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    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.

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