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National Lobster Hatchery

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South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, England
+44 1841 533877
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Just brilliant

We had a fabulous time at this unique place. Packed full of Lobster information and we all loved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
leahy_rebecca
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Swadlincote
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Fantastic

Welcomed on Friday by a fantastic member of staff, she was warm, welcoming and engaging with our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SimonM87
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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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The National Lobster Hatchery is a conservation, education and research charity based in Padstow, Cornwall. We exist primarily to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve the coastal marine bio-diversity of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have a visitor centre which offers a unique window into our lobster hatchery and has a wealth of information about these amazing creatures, the fishery and the importance of a sustainable fishery. Come and see our baby and giant lobsters. Are you brave enough to put your hand in our eel cave? The Visitor Centre is open everyday (except Christmas Day) from 10am but closing times vary. Please check our website for confirmation.
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South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, England
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+44 1841 533877
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time at this unique place. Packed full of Lobster information and we all loved seeing the lobsters. The baby lobsters were unbelievably cute!! Very happy to pay £10 for a family ticket to support this brilliant cause. Visits take as long...More

Thank leahy_rebecca
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Welcomed on Friday by a fantastic member of staff, she was warm, welcoming and engaging with our todddler and dog. Great factual evidence included and a fantastic learn for us all. Thank you very much.

Thank SimonM87
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must if you have children nice to see the hatchery and see the good work that is going on to help the enviroment

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t visited here for a few years so were expecting a new visitor centre but nothing has changed. Parking and toilet but no refreshment facilities. Staff helpful and ready to talk about lobsters. Lots of tanks to see and information boards to read. Expensive for...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the children here for an outing. I wasn't expecting much, but it was actually very interesting. My eldest (10yrs) loved it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here on way back from paddle boarding towards a 9 mile walk, cost 4.50 adult , concessions for older persons and kids , so worthwhile great to see, really interesting , little lobbys being looked after and sustainable , I hope all the...More

Thank kentteam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small site so is a bit tight when busy. Worthwhile visit for all the family. The entrance fee covers you for a whole year and it goes towards the conservation work of the Hatchery. Remember, this is an ongoing conservation project, so...More

Thank Braukmann
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only a fairly small place, but it was very interesting and informative. As we were about to leave, we started speaking to the lady at the counter and she was very helpful and told us lots about the lobsters and seemed to really...More

Thank Kayt C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All for a very good cause £10 per adult .... but not too much room inside ! One of our party was a wheelchair user, so it was a bit cramped .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rip off - very little of interest and have to pay extortionate entrance fee. Poor instructive commentary

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sandstring
28 August 2017|
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Response from lobsterhatchery | Property representative |
Hi there, Great news that you are planning to visit us. We open every day at 10 am. You don't need to pre-book as you are able to purchase your entrance tickets as you come into our Visitor Centre.
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shire56lady
26 March 2016|
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Response from lobsterhatchery | Property representative |
That would not be a problem. Well behaved dogs on leads are more than welcome in our Visitor Centre.
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