Boiler work in January

Please note that our boilers will be out of action from Monday 8 – Sunday 21 January while new ones are fitted.

Temporary heating solutions will be in place, but you may wish to wrap up extra warmly if you’re visiting us then!

Opening times

Capacity is limited, so book ahead online to avoid disappointment.

We operate staggered entry times through the day and the last entry is two hours before closing. Please aim to arrive no later than 30 minutes after your chosen entry time.

Thursday 30 November2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 1 December
Toddler Day
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 2 December10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 3 December10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 4 DecemberClosed
Tuesday 5 DecemberClosed
Wednesday 6 December2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Admission prices

Ticket typeStandardWith donation*
Age 16+
Age 3–15
Under 3s
Age 0–2
Applies to: seniors (age 65+); visitors with a disability; students with a valid NUS card; recipients of Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance. Appropriate ID checks may be carried out.
Essential carer
You must bring a form of ID so that we can process your admission on arrival. 1 essential carer per concession ticket.
Up to 5 persons, max. 2 adults (age 16+)
  Book tickets

Off-Peak Pass holder? You still need to book ahead to guarantee your entry. Find out more about the Off-Peak Pass.

Group of 12–40? You can book a visit at our discounted group rate. If you’re looking to book for 41+ people, please email us to discuss your requirements.

* 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.

Off-Peak Pass

Visit more often and save money by signing up for our annual off-peak pass!

The pass allows you to come back to explore the main exhibition floor as many times as you like during 12 months from issue, on any weekend that falls outside of the local school holidays, or on any General Admission, After 3pm or Toddler Day session that may be running on weekdays during term-time.

Those times are usually a little quieter at Techniquest, so they’re a great time to visit if the busier bustle of school holidays is something you prefer to avoid.

 Without donationWith Donation
Age 16+
Age 3–15
Up to 5 persons, max. 2 adults (age 16+)

You’ll start saving money on only your third visit to us — and the more times you visit, the more you’ll save.

And don’t worry, you can still add a live science show, planetarium visit or hands-on workshop to your experience when you want to, by choosing the relevant option when you make your session booking online, for the usual add-on price of £2 per person.

  Get your pass

Already got your pass?

You’ll still need to book ahead to guarantee your entry!

  General Admission   After 3pm Entry   Toddler Day

Excluded school holiday dates

2023: 1–16 April, 27 May–4 June, 22 July–3 September, 28 October–5 November, 23–31 December
2024: 1–7 January, 10–18 February, 23 March–7 April, 25 May–2 June, 20 July–1 September, 26 October–3 November