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Techniquest

Want to find a way of keeping the kids entertained for hours, at the same time as perhaps learning something yourself? Want to find it in the heart of Cardiff Bay, just five minutes’ walk from the train station? If the answer is yes, head for Techniquest interactive science discovery centre on Stuart Street in Cardiff.

The key to Techniquest, which was opened in its current site – formerly an engineering workshop – in 1995, is that it aims to teach about science and encourage further investigation, study and learning through interactivity, fun and hands on experimentation.

Techniquest is open throughout the year, seven days a week during the local school holidays, closing on a Monday during local term time. The museum has a plethora of hands-on, entertaining exhibits and displays. Highlights of the museum include a giant, hydraulic metal Welsh dragon, a digital planetarium offering stunning views of the stars and planets, no matter what the time of day, and an ever-changing roster of shows, demonstrations and exhibitions taking place throughout the museum and in the dedicated Techniquest Science Theatre.

Special treats include specific Toddler Days, with exhibits tailored to appeal to the under-fours, and After Hours night, when it’s the turn of the grown-ups to have all the fun over a glass of wine or two. While visiting, you can also stop for lunch in the café and treat yourself to a book, gift or science kit in the Techniquest shop.


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Future Inns Cardiff Bay £53
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,824 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Butetown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Doctor Who Exhibition and Wales Millennium Centre. Techniquest and Principality Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    The St David's Hotel £80
    The St David's Hotel

    The St David's Hotel

    Havannah Street, Cardiff
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 984 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Butetown, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre. Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Clayton Hotel Cardiff £46
      Clayton Hotel Cardiff

      Clayton Hotel Cardiff

      St Mary Street, Cardiff
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 1,471 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Castle, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. National Museum Wales and Cardiff University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat
        Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat

        Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat

        33 Sovereign Quay, Havannah Street, Cardiff
           
          2.0
          of 5, from 1 reviews
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          This apartment is located in Cardiff (Butetown), close to Techniquest, Wales Millennium Centre and Principality Stadium. Also nearby are Cardiff Castle and National Museum Wales.

          Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff £46
          Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

          Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

          Meridian Gate, Cardiff
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 1,536 reviews
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            Located in Castle, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Castle, and Principality Stadium. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            The Exchange Hotel £61
            The Exchange Hotel

            The Exchange Hotel

            The Exchange Bld, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 36 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Butetown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mermaid Quay and Techniquest. Wales Millennium Centre and Principality Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              iRelocate - Cardiff Bay
              iRelocate - Cardiff Bay

              iRelocate - Cardiff Bay

              2 Sealock Warehouse, Burt Street, Cardiff
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This apartment is located in Cardiff (Butetown), close to Techniquest, Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff University. Also nearby are Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle.

                Jolyon's Boutique Hotel
                Jolyon's Boutique Hotel

                Jolyon's Boutique Hotel

                Bute Cresent, Cardiff
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 17 reviews
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                  Located in Butetown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mermaid Quay, Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre. Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle are also within 2 miles (3 km).