Science Discovery Centre

Techniquest is the UK’s longest established science centre.
Founded in 1985, by Professor John Beetlestone and his colleagues from Cardiff University, its first site was the gas showroom opposite Cardiff Castle (now Burger King).
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. The building was formerly a heavy engineering plant; Paul Koralek of ABK Architects designed Techniquest around the framework of the original building

*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.

1 review

  1. Overpriced

    Booked to go to techniques to with my 12yr old. Sadly very disappointed. Spread out over 2 floors were the most basic of science displays. We had completed the whole place within the hour. The extra shows that you pay for were good but should be included in the price. Overpriced for what it is

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Stuart Street
Cardiff Bay CF10 5BW
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*10am–5pm *9.30am–4.30pm