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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
Description: 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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love to see all the different monkeys my favorite was josh lots to see will be going back next year lots of lovely scenery all tho it said ther was a café and ther wasent that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

this place is inspiring, the work they do is amazing, you only have to stand and listen to the guides to see how much they love and respect the animals. you also hear some sad tales but also see the happy outcomes

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Do not mistake the Monkey Sanctuary as a zoo, it is a sanctuary of saved monkeys. We were only there for a couple hours, it was a very informative and inspiring visit. The work of the dedicated and caring staff really did show, it's great that such a place exists and it's truly wonderful the work they do in educating... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I visited this attraction a few years ago and were not that impressed, so when in Looe again this year, we thought we would go again, but nothing has changed, they are doing a great job in looking after the Monkeys but you just wander around looking to see if you can see the Monkeys but there are very few... More 

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Claire T, Manager at The Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hello there Tim, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our Sanctuary or feel that you saw enough monkeys on the day. Many of our monkeys come from traumatic backgrounds, which is why we explain at our entrance desk that it sometimes takes a little patience to see them. There are... More 

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting even though it is off the beaten path and down a very narrow winding road. This is a small sanctuary in a hilly setting. The staff is very knowledgable. This is not a zoo! The monkeys have lots of room to roam and move between enclosures. The baby wooly monkey is adorable. The focus of the sanctuary and... More 

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york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

very dissapointing never saw many monkeys not worth the trip up the narrow winding lane better of going to newquay zoo

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Claire T, Manager at The Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hello there Gary, thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our Sanctuary, as we are keen for all our visitors to have a great day out. Unfortunately, we have no control over the public roads that lead to our site. All income from our entrance desk goes towards our vital... More 

Barnsley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Monkey Sanctuary isn't a zoo, but takes in monkeys that have been ill-treated as pets. It doesn't try to breed them, although the woolley monkeys have bred "by accident", but cares for them for life. It is part of an organisation that campaigns to end the trade in monkeys for pets or as tourist "attractions". The staff are really... More 

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Manchester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hidden gem close to Looe. The staff are knowledgeable and the location is fabulous. My kids loved it. There are some nice walks through the grounds

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Went for the afternoon was not very big place but it was worth the cost of getting in the people that worked there were very devoted to the monkeys they were very cared for they have lovely gardens and children's play area.and a little shop was pleased I went and all money goes to the care of the monkeys which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

love to see all the different monkeys my favorite was josh lots to see will be going back next year lots of lovely scenery all tho it said ther was a café and ther wasent that was the only let down all staff are lovely nice play room for the children all animals or well kept and ther is parking

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Claire T, Manager at The Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi there Sonia, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit and will be coming back next year. Just so that you know for next time, we do have a cafe on site- our Tree Top Cafe is actually situated in the car park at the top of the steps! Look forward to having you visit again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The attraction is small and there isn't a great deal to see but it is definitely worth a visit. The sanctuary takes in monkeys who were bought as pets and often mistreated. Your money go's to a brilliant cause. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable about the monkeys and can tell you some fascinating stories about their behaviour. Seeing the... More 

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Additional Information about The Monkey Sanctuary

Address: Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1503 262532
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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