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The Monkey Sanctuary

Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet... more » Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet trade. Come and see how they have flourished in their new homes with their monkey friends.See our monkeys, learn about primates, explore our wildlife gardens and take part in workshops for all ages. Treat yourself to an eco-friendly gift from our onsite Gift Shop and lunch in our Treetop Cafe. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was such an eye-opener. The staff are dedicated & knowledgable with heaps of experience & anecdotes about the animals they care for. They also have an impressive global perspective as the sanctuary advises groups, communities & organisatiions across the world. For instance, we learnt that Morocco wants to develop a similar facility. It was a fascinating visit. The entrance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely day out here. Well worth supporting this place/ charity. Lots of talks from the keepers as you go round. The monkeys all look happy and well cared for

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The park is down some very narrow lanes (typically Cornish) but not very well sign posted. It's all steep hill's and gravel paths so not great with pushchairs or wheelchairs. It's a reasonably well priced place, baring in mind it is a charity and the monkeys are all rescued. The enclosures were brilliant with lots for the monkeys to do... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Wild futures monkey sanctuary is located by Looe in a fairly remote location. The roads and scenery are stunning to the attraction. The sanctuary is very natural and pretty. The sanctuary homes many monkeys rescued from the pet trade and as well as being amazing this place is educational and eye opening. Each monkey has a story, a character and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent time for the family taking in the wonderful work the Sanctuary undertakes. The staff were both friendly and very well informed providing intimate knowledge of the monkeys. Their background and stories prior to arriving at the sanctuary is both sad and sickening but, the heart is warmed in the knowledge that they are now being well looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have visited Cornwall many, many times to see my family who live there. However this was my first visit to the Monkey Sanctuary. I've been missing out! Beautiful location that feels like it is miles from anywhere with amazing views of the sea. Many, happy, rescued monkeys, are the real attraction and reason to visit. Hear about their troubled... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved this place and the work they do. It's not huge and, if you find the offers available online, not expensive. Beautiful setting, activities for the children, even on a quiet day, as it was when we went, there were staff at every enclosure to talk in detail about the monkeys and answer questions. Don't go there expecting a zoo,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

we arrived at feeding time (approx. 3pm) which was perfect as we got to see the monkeys close up! there are I think about 36 monkeys there in total and they seem to be living happy and well provided life which is all thanks to the brilliant staff who care for them. Some very sad stories about these animals and... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is not enough to see for the price. The visit doesnt take long but it was close to the campsite and a nice day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Monkey sanctuary is a project of Cornish charity, Wild Futures, who rescue and rehabilitate monkeys needing help, after they have been kept as pets, abandoned, etc. The charity campaign to ban the keeping of primates as pets, amongst other things, and it is a worthy cause to support. The Sanctuary itself is beautifully kept; the monkeys of course wonderful... More

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