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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
4.2
of 5, from 769 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic views from the tower of Cardiff Castle. It’s a 15 minutes’ walk to the Doctor Who Experience, and 20 to Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve and Mermaid Quay boat tours.

£80
The St David's Hotel

The St David's Hotel

Havannah Street, Cardiff
4.1
of 5, from 358 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This hotel is the only 5-star located on Cardiff Bay, 170 meters from Techniquest, 700 meters from the Wales Millennium Centre and 850 meters from the Doctor Who Exhibition.

£54
Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

St Mary Street, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 468 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The Principality Stadium

Jolyon's Boutique Hotel

Jolyon's Boutique Hotel

Bute Cresent, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated 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 mi (3 km).

£60
The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Bld, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff
4.0
of 5, from 1 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 mi (3 km).

Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat

Cardiff Bay Luxury Retreat

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

Situated in Butetown, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre. Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

iRelocate - Cardiff Bay

iRelocate - Cardiff Bay

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

Situated in Butetown, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre. Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Apartments at Bay

Apartments at Bay

Hunter Street, Cardiff
3.5 out of 5.0

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