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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Address: Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1503 262532
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides...

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.

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Great day out

A great day out for small children. We had a fantastic time and it comes with a free return. Perfect!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
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English first
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A great day out for small children. We had a fantastic time and it comes with a free return. Perfect!

1 Thank CarrieBoo
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Visited on almost the last day of the season when it was very warm and sunny. The sanctuary is set in a pleasant spot near Looe with views of the sea through the trees. There are small pleasant gardens to walk or picnic in and a children's play area. Really though it is all about the monkeys. It's not a... More 

Thank T0talt0urist
Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The grounds are lovely, the talks by the keepers are very informative and they swap around so you don't have the same keepers. Great prices and a few bits to do there. Keep up the good work!!

Thank Lucas K
Stafford, Uk
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a worthy cause but I get the feeling this is more about getting the public to fund one man's passion than running an educational / tourist facility. Yes I agree monkeys are not toys and shouldn't be kept as pets but I am not sure about all the Eco warrior stuff and the promotion of veganism / vegetarianism.... More 

1 Thank Matthew S
London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great way to spend a couple of hours and a really worthy cause. The keepers are extremely knowledgeable, and sometimes the stories of some of these monkeys was really sad, however great th see the passion of the keepers. Those of you who struggle with mobility will struggle to get around as some of the area. Great little gift shop... More 

1 Thank Manish T
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This really feels like a sanctuary for the monkeys, rather than an attraction for humans, but it's still a very interesting place to visit, including with a toddler, and has knowledgeable staff who are keen to help the visitor to understand the individual monkeys and their stories. The enclosures are huge. There are also nice cliff-side gardens to explore, and... More 

Thank EKTraveller52
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the sanctuary. The keepers are knowledgeable and very keen to chat about their work and the monkeys. They try to give these rescued monkeys as natural a life as they can. You can sit for hours just watching how the monkeys interact with their environment and each other. There is also a colony of bats that you... More 

2 Thank SukiMason
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Amazing place to visit we have been several times now and love every visit they do so much great work

1 Thank STARGAZER1256
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

access is tricky with lots of steps and narrow hilly paths but the staff are great a real passion for their work. it is much larger than we expected you could spend a day there.

1 Thank Zoe H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Ideal place to visit for a couple of hours.Enjoyed speaking to the keepers and learning about the monkeys. Very steep if you have a wheelchair but we managed to get around.Very narrow roads to access the sanctuary.

4 Thank paul19602013

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