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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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Lovely couple of hours

We enjoyed a couple of hours at the monkey sanctuary today, not sure you could do a whole day there but we did 11am - 2pm and that was perfect. Brought our tickets online, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a couple of hours at the monkey sanctuary today, not sure you could do a whole day there but we did 11am - 2pm and that was perfect. Brought our tickets online, so got 10% off and no queue when we arrived. Great informative staff on hand to ask questions and give details in a fun way. Saw... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit to see how "captivity" can be made a home for these monkeys - saved from poor treatment in "the pet trade" they are housed in large areas. These cages are interlinked and the monkeys can be moved around to keep them from getting bored in one place. The staff are continually giving talks, passing information on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

You won't find a more dedicated and committed bunch of people who work 24/7/365 to care for these often tragic and wretched primates.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderfully caring and knowledgable place. The people are doing an amazing job and the setting is stunning! Lots of picnic spots too. Great value and admirable job.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We passed nearby while hiking the coast path and we were ever so glad that we did! The cafe is just like a tree house, open aired with picnic tables and it was really great. Order at the window; then your food gets delivered to your table. Surprisingly, everything was vegetarian... and everything was fresh, delicious and even the carnivores... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great trip to the monkey sanctuary. This is a sanctuary for rescued monkeys and not a zoo. The staff were very informative especially Hayley, who took a group around rather unexpectedly as she was only supposed to be with one enclosure. All the monkeys have a really sad story of how they got there but they seem to be enjoying... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A really super day out. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who were passionate about their work, generous with their time and very informative. Wonderful to see the monkeys thriving and learning more about their history and their characters, we had great fun helping to make enrichment activities for them. In addition, beautiful cliff-side setting, wildlife-friendly gardens, children's play area and activity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just got back from a brilliant day out at Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary and can highly recommend the experience. We attended as a group which was very easy to organise, tailored to our requirements and reduced the cost. Started the day with a very insightful tour with the knowledgable keepers who told us the stories of how the 'residents' came... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A delightful little sanctuary, with keepers giving almost continuous educational talks, and of course who couldn't watch monkeys all day? We were utterly charmed by the whole experience: location, reception, and the positive rehabilitation of wildlife.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take your kids we loved it staff are super friendly and very knowledgeable food was great too the kids had a great time and wanted to stay a bit longer but we had to go but would go back even though we had a massive insult when we were called grand ma and grandad (i'monly 45) by the staff but... 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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