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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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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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Knowledgeable staff make the visit....

I first visited with my eldest 15 years ago (when it was the Woolly Monkey Sanctuary), and went back for a return visit with all three of my children. Interesting to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

enjoyed the trip here ,what a lovely place, excellent work they are doing, we need more places like this to protect animals that have been ill treated WELL DONE TEAM! oh there's a great cafe that serve the most amazing chocolate cake mmmh!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I first visited with my eldest 15 years ago (when it was the Woolly Monkey Sanctuary), and went back for a return visit with all three of my children. Interesting to see the sanctuary has expanded to include capuchin and Barbary macaques, but the younger woolley monkeys are no longer allowed to roam outside of their enclosure as they were... More 

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Callington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I will not criticize the admission value- for- money issue as having enjoyed the visit we learnt what good work this place does in caring for their monkeys, which are all rescued , and educating us in that they cannot ever become pets. Very family friendly but unfortunately not at all suitable for wheelchairs or disabled people. The café high... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took my nephew who was really looking forward to it. Saw about 5 monkeys and was given a challenge for my nephew to do which was to find 11 letters, unscramble them to make a word and it said there was a reward at the end, which I told him! At the end we went to collect the prize and... More 

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

Hello there Lucy, thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our Sanctuary or feel you saw enough monkeys on the day. All income from our entrance desk goes towards our vital work, rescuing monkeys to give them a safe home for life and campaigning and educating to protect primates and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A really enjoyable trip. My son was going on about this wooly monkey and well well..there is such a nonkey after all. There were quite a few of these species...well done son for educating me. The Sanctuary costed £25 for a family of 5. You can then come back for free for the next year. There's free talks about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited the Monkey Sanctuary at the request of the eldest children (both 15) in our two family party of 10....and for once I am glad we listened to them!! This is a cracking little tourist attraction that combines both fun and education in equal measure...not an easy thing to do. We had a great few hours here (just over 3... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here on a lovely sunny afternoon. The monkeys are lovely to see and were all out and active. The gardens made for a pleasant walk round. The Keepers were constantly talking about the monkeys, full of knowledge and interesting information and very obviously passionate about their care and protection. Mainly for families with... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Was ok. Passed a morning on a drizzly day. Would have been better on a sunny day of course but still wouldve only filled a morning at least

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Yes its small but its a wonderful little site with great facilities for the monkeys and very informative staff who talk about the different characters of the monkeys you can see. Nice cafe too

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Plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I really love the ethos of this place, more about protecting and recouporating rescue monkies than being a busy attraction. There keepers were really imformative and open to questions. The monkies are all rescued so they aren't forced or enticed to entertain instead left to as natural a habitat as possible but with added items to keep allow stimulation. I... More 

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