With the aim of introducing kids to science, Techniquest is jam-packed with engrossing, hands-on exhibits that are equally enjoyable for under-fives and inquisitive adults. The digital planetarium stages star tours and science shows.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Cardiff attractions

1. Ianto's Shrine

0.12 MILES

For over a decade Cardiff has been the filming location for famed TV series Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood. In 2009 one of the main characters of…

2. Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve

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Between the Bristol Channel and Mermaid Quay lies a 20-acre conservation area on former dockland. Tall walls of reeds attract warblers, bunting,…

3. Coal Exchange

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This imposing but semiderelict building was once the nerve centre of the Welsh coal trade, and for a time the place where international coal prices were…

4. Roald Dahl Plass

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The unusual shape of this large public space is due to its past life as the basin of the West Bute Dock. A large rectangular dock once extended from here…

5. Water Sculpture

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Roald Dahl Plass is overseen by a soaring stainless-steel water sculpture, which fans of the Doctor Who spin-off series will recognise as the location of…

6. Pierhead

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One of the waterfront's few Victorian remnants, Pierhead is a red-brick and glazed-terracotta French Gothic confection, built in 1897 with Bute family…

7. Senedd

0.27 MILES

Designed by Lord Richard Rogers (the architect behind London's Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome and Paris' Pompidou Centre), the home of the National…

8. Wales Millennium Centre

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The centrepiece and symbol of Cardiff Bay's regeneration is the £106-million Wales Millennium Centre, an architectural masterpiece of stacked Welsh slate…