Techniquest

Techniquest, Cardiff: Hours, Address, Techniquest Reviews: 4.5/5

Techniquest
4.5
Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interactive, hands-on exhibits make this science discovery centre the perfect destination for visitors of all ages.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Holly D
5 contributions
Overpriced, overcharged and many attractions out of order
Sep 2021
This isn't a cheap place to visit in the first place but was made worse when the person behind the till added on the discretionary donation without asking and didn't charge the family ticket price and instead charged for everyone individually. This meant we were £12+ out of pocket for the group. We didn't realise until we were handed the receipt and then I challenged this and he shrugged and said he didn't know how to change it. I held firm and he tried to call a manager, after a few minutes of him being on hold and a queue forming behind us we decided to swallow the extra cost.

Inside some of the attractions are pretty good but we were really disappointed that many were out of order or with pieces missing. At over £90 for our group of 8 (inc two children) it was an expensive way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 17 September 2021
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Elisabeth
Beaconsfield, UK14 contributions
More for kids than for couples but still enjoyable
Sep 2021
I was expecting something more akin to the Science Museum in London when we visited this, with some interactive exhibits and more informative areas for grown-ups. This was almost entirely interactive exhibits and experiments, which was good fun, but took a lot less time to get round than I expected. Still an enjoyable day out for the young and young at heart!
Written 9 September 2021
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Brett-lara S
Barnstaple, UK188 contributions
Day trip
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing place to take the kids …. We’re welcomed at the front door with smiles from the staff …. So much to do kids and all adults will get involved a very active few hours … brilliant 🤩
Written 30 August 2021
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Christine N
Pontypool, UK24 contributions
Great place to go
Aug 2021 • Family
Kept 10 year old occurred for 3 hours! His usual attention span is 10 minutes. Lots of new things to do. Great new layout. Cafe is good too.
Written 25 August 2021
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emma louise G
2 contributions
Very impressed!
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked my tickets online with no fuss or problems. Parked in the car park opposite so not too far to walk. Plenty to do for children. It was educational but in a fun way. Loads to do there. In fact we were given 3hrs not sure if that’s a given time or just through COVID but it wasn’t enough time to get through everything so we will be going back at a later date. One or two of the things weren’t working I did notify staff so I hope that they are sorted by the next time we go. There is a thing called tag (I think) which you can’t purchase online but can once you get there to save your videos and things that you do there. Apparently it is available to purchase once you are there but we were never notified about this until the end. Staff was very friendly however and helpful. We booked into see the dinosaur show and if you get a chance to see the show I would highly recommend paying the £2 pp extra. I think Steph was the name of the person taking the talk and she was amazing! It wasn’t your average show her energy shone through and had all children AND parents engaged. There was a mixture of science and hysterical facts. Again well impressed! I would recommend to everyone
Written 21 August 2021
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Christine B
Loughborough, UK9 contributions
Excellent experience
Aug 2021 • Family
Good all round experience. Visited with my four year old grandson so wasn’t sure if some parts would be too old for him, but that wasn’t an issue at all. Booked the 3-5 session and also had a concession ticket for myself so excellent value and enough time to try everything.
Written 20 August 2021
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Simon B
Winnersh, UK129 contributions
Fantastic Fun
Aug 2021
Visited here recently after spending a few days in Cardiff and was told to visit Techniquest and we were not disappointed. Booked in advance, which I would advise, and went for the after 3pm slot, which was just the right amount of time (2 hours) and it was not too busy. Loads to see and do with my 6 and 3 year old really enjoying it. Adults can get involved too. Would definitely recommend going.
Written 19 August 2021
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CharlieJ24
10 contributions
Techniquest fun
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a lovely few hours at techniquest. The children had a lovely time and were kept occupied for at least 2 hours. We will be back again soon I’m sure.
Written 18 August 2021
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Sion R
1 contribution
Not for me or my 6 year old
Aug 2021 • Family
Well overpriced, understaffed, some things not working correctly. Have a 6 year old daughter who was bored after 20 minutes. Didn't enjoy it at all and wouldn't recommend anyone. Had a call back and woman got a little heated at the end of the call as I said no one there awnsering calls no good will gesture. I'm guess all they money has gone into the new coffee shop and entrance recently built. Think they need staff to awnser calls and make sure it's enjoyable for customers and their children.
Written 6 August 2021
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Hello Sion, Thank you for your feedback. We’re very sorry to hear that you and your daughter didn’t enjoy your recent visit to Techniquest. We completely agree with you that having additional staff to keep our phone lines covered is very important and are delighted to have been able to recruit a new Operations Administrator recently, who will be starting work with us very soon. The vast majority of our visitors who’ve been in touch with us about their experience here, have been very positive — but we do understand that not every family will have the same experience, or feel the same way about the level of engagement they or their children have had, as this can be very subjective. If you’d like to contact us directly via info@techniquest.org though and let us have a contact phone number for you, we’d be more than happy to talk through the details of your visit to better understand the reasons for your disappointment when you visited us earlier this month.
Written 25 August 2021
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thereviewertc
Manchester, UK62 contributions
Quite enjoyable for kids
Aug 2021 • Family
Quite warm inside, we went on Sunday and as expected packed. 12 pound for adult and 10 for child. Definitely worth a go
Written 5 August 2021
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Thanks for leaving a review — much appreciated. Hope you can make a return visit to Cardiff another time when the weather isn’t quite as warm.
Written 25 August 2021
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Techniquest is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri - Fri 16:30 - 19:30
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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