Why should I leave a gift in my will?

Techniquest is reliant on charitable donations to continue our work. Every year we must raise around £1.3 million to continue to close the growing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) skills gap in Wales. Leaving a gift in your will ensures that you can help us continue to educate scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians of the future, even after you’ve passed on.

If you already have a will and you want to include a gift to Techniquest, there may not be any need to rewrite it. You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). If the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

There are three main types of gift you can make. You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. Alternatively, you can leave a share in, or all, what’s left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of.

The advantage of leaving a share (also known as residuary gift) is that it remains the same over time, and you won’t need to change your will to keep up with inflation. It’s also the most valuable kind of gift to Techniquest.

Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way to helping Techniquest continue to provide STEM experiences to future generations.

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Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475

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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  •   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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