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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £5.40-£7.50

Techniquest

Techniquest

Details

Techniquest is a hands-on science centre which engages people with science. There are well over 120 different exhibits waiting to be explored, which challenge visitors of all ages.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Opening hours:
10am–5pm on weekends and bank holidays and seven days a week during local school holidays.
9.30am–4.30pm on weekdays during local school term time (Tuesday–Friday only).
We are closed on Mondays during school term time, but open on Bank Holiday Mondays and on Mondays during local school holidays.
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Prices

2017 Admission Prices: Adult £7.50, Child 4 - 16 £6.00 (under 4 free) , Concessions £6.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £25.00.

Prices includes a voluntary donation of approximately 10%; this enables Techniquest to claim Gift Aid on 100% of the admission charge. Without this donation the prices are £6.80, £5.40, £5.40 & £22.70.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Techniquest using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 189743  Lat: 51.46184 Long: -3.16876

From outside Cardiff: Leave M4 at junction 33 and follow signs for Techniquest on the A4232 dual carriageway. From within Cardiff: Follow signs from city centre to Cardiff Bay. There is parking nearby in public car parks. Some space is available for disabled visitors on the forecourt. Coach parking available if pre-booked.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Cardiff Bay station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Hearing Loop system in Science Theatre Lighting effective in most of building, except special low-light area for specific activities.