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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

Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 1,787 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the bay, 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).

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 1,370 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff University, and Principality Stadium. Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff Castle are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£46
Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

St Mary Street, Cardiff
4.4
of 5, from 1,448 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

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

£78
The St David's Hotel

The St David's Hotel

Havannah Street, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 949 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the bay, 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).

Hilton Cardiff

Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 1,114 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Arcade and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff University and Principality Stadium are also within 10 minutes.

£52
Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Meridian Gate, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 1,539 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cardiff, 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).

Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat

Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat

33 Sovereign Quay, Havannah Street, Cardiff
2.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, this apartment is close to Techniquest, Wales Millennium Centre and Principality Stadium. Also nearby are Cardiff Castle and National Museum Wales.

£68
The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Bld, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff
4.5
of 5, from 29 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, 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).