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National Lobster Hatchery

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South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, England
+44 1841 533877
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Small but interesting

The people running this place are dedicated to trying to save the lobster population and improving... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JANDDBritinParis
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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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Interesting visit.

Great little place to visit. Interesting and making an effort to sustain the Lobster... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ken H
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Newmarket, 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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, England
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+44 1841 533877
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The people running this place are dedicated to trying to save the lobster population and improving their sustainability, so it is full of information about the life cycle of lobsters and interesting facts about lobsters. Definitely worth a visit but won’t take you long to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little place to visit. Interesting and making an effort to sustain the Lobster population. This is a great little venue for a young family.

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Lobster Hatchery is a really small, but definitely worth a visit. Admission is only £10 for a family of 4 and I think it's worth every penny. They provide lots of interesting lobster facts and they have some really cool lobsters on display...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sounds daft but I really enjoyed this, the place is small but packed full of interesting facts , staff knowledgable and helpful, well worth a visit and some interesting lobsters ( there’s a phrase I may not be able to use again!!! ) , and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit & well worth adopting a lobster. A small thing to do to help the conservation of a species.

Thank dkeating64
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to visiting this place and learning more about lobsters and the work they do here to educate about sustainable fishing. It's only a small place and you won't be there long but I enjoyed it. It's worth it to see the huge...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Lobster Hatchery is interesting...informative....worth a visit. If the world didn’t over fish the seas then this establishment wouldn’t be needed. But sadly there is a need. The team here are doing a worthwhile job maintaining lobster numbers. The baby lobsters a the stars...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never visited the Lobster Hatchery before despite many previous visits to Padstow. I was glad I cam this time however as the visit although short was interesting and informative and was very enjoyable for me and also my 3 year old Daughter. There...More

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well set out, admission is not expensive. It was very interesting to see the work they do to preserve stocks of lobsters.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small, but fascinating research facility doing great work to help protect the future of our lobster population. A hour here and you'll learn lots and do your bit to support our oceans.

Thank Travlintone
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Heidi S
13 July 2018|
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Response from 123Tiger123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes....dogs allowed.
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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
27 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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