• Techniquest

    Techniquest is the UK’s longest-established science centre

Techniquest Science Museum Cardiff

Founded in Cardiff Bay, Techniquest is the UK’s longest-established science discovery centre.


Cardiff Bay Techniquest

It displays science in a way that will engage and teach people of all ages. Techniquest Cardiff has a worldwide reputation for creating programmes and exhibits. It was founded in 1896 by Professor John Beetlestone and his colleagues from Cardiff University

Its first site was the gas showroom opposite Cardiff Castle. In 1988 it moved to a pre-fabricated industrial building in Cardiff Bay with 100 exhibits; it was here that it launched its education programmes for schools. In 1995 it moved to its current site, the UK’s first purpose-built science centre, in Cardiff Bay. 

There are currently 120 exhibits. Including a planetarium, you can sit amongst the stars and enjoy tales and myths about the constellations. You can also launch your own rocket or make a Smoothie by riding a bike. The possibilities are endless at Techniquest.

Techniquest Opening Times

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday - 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday - 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday - 10:00am – 5:00pm

Techniquest Prices

Adult - Age 16+ £10.90
Child - Age 3–15 £9.05
Under 3 - Free
Concessions - £9.54
Family - £38.18

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