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Situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay

Situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay

Situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay

Museum, £9.05-£12

Stuart Street,
CF10 5BW



At Techniquest you can bring science to life through a huge variety of hands-on exhibits.

Set in the heart of Cardiff Bay, there are two floors of mesmerising models, marvellous machines and mind-boggling interactive displays: launch a rocket, try your hand at virtual surgery, experience a real-life earthquake and even feel the force of a hurricane!

There’s something for all ages to enjoy with over 100 exhibits linked to five key themes: space, the environment, chemistry, biomedical science and world issues.

You can even take your Techniquest experience home with you by using an xTag while you’re there. You’ll be able to keep a record of all your activities and findings with it and share with friends and family. Plus, you’ll be able to use it to dig deeper into the science behind the things you’ve seen, long after your visit is over.

You’ll also find puzzles, books, science kits and more in Techniquest’s shop — the largest gift shop in the Bay. When it’s time for a break, take a seat in the coffee shop and choose from its wide selection of locally-sourced drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Techniquest welcomes visitors throughout the year. To check the latest opening times and prices and to book, head to

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 welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesSmoking not allowedHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Please see website for current opening times


Ticket type
Adult Age 16+: Standard £10.90 With donation* £12.00
+ £0.50 booking fee

Child: Age 3–15: Standard £9.05 With donation* £10.00
+ £0.50 booking fee

Under 3s Free

Applies to seniors (age 65+), visitors with a disability, and students who show a valid NUS card. Appropriate ID checks may be carried out.: Standard £9.54 With donation* £10.50
+ £0.50 booking fee

Essential carer:
You must bring a form of ID so that we can process your admission on arrival. 1 essential carer per concession ticket.
Free Free

Up to 2 adults (age 16+) and 3 children (3–15) Standard £38.18 With donation* £42.00
+ £2.50 booking fee




Stuart Street,
CF10 5BW


Plan route to Techniquest using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 189743  Lat: 51.46276 Long: -3.16749

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


  • 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
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • 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


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