PuzzleQuest overview


Hands-On Puzzle Exhibits


In 1986 James Dalgety joined the Bristol Exploratory as Project Director responsible to Professor Richard Gregory and took it from one person and an idea to an up and running exhibition which achieved 100,000 visitors in its first year. Combining the experiences gained with Interactive Science Centres with those of running his own puzzle manufacturing business (Pentangle) for 15 years, and 30 years of puzzle collecting, he designed the world's first educational interactive puzzle exhibition for Techniquest in Cardiff. There are a huge number of challenging problems in producing an exhibit which can withstand the mistreatment of 50,000 children without too much maintenance.


PUZZLEQUEST was originally conceived as a temporary exhibition; however it proved so successful that it has been retained and continually expanded as a permanent exhibition. His hands-on puzzle exhibits have been sold to museums around the world, including the Science Museum in London. Complete duplicates of the entire exhibition have been sold to Questacon in Australia, and the Ontario Science Centre.

In 1995 Techniquest moved into a magnificent 3000 square metre (47,000 Sq. Ft.) building. All the designs were updated, and together with new puzzles, they make a very significant contribution to the whole Interactive Science Exhibition.

In addition to the puzzles at PuzzleQuest & Techniquest in Cardiff we have designed large Hands-On Puzzles that are used in many locations including :-

The Science Museum's Launch Pad Gallery


Ontario Science Centre in Canada

Questacon (Australia's National Science

The Bristol Exploratory

PuzzleQuest / Techniquest in Cardiff

Some photos of the old PuzzleQuest


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PUZZLEQUEST is the Registered Trade Mark of Techniquest and James Dalgety.