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National Lobster Hatchery
Ranked #11 of 36 things to do in Padstow
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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 lobsters and the babies and to learn more about them. And to support a worthwhile cause.

Thank jenwales11
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 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 of the show.

Thank 123Tiger123
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 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 are activities for Children inside too.

I learnt that in the wild, only 1 in 20,000 baby lobsters make it to adulthood!!! Thanks to the work of the Lobster Hatchery however , there figures are more like 3,000 in every 20,000 - helping the species and the local economy also.

Well worthy of a visit!!

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

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

Thank LIZ151247
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