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The Monkey Sanctuary

Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited many years ago when it was run very differently. Only eating establishment is an outdoor veggie cafe located up wooden stairs. Think tree house with no protection from the elements..food was good if you like veggie food but no sandwiches! Veggie hot dogs, burgers et. The crisps were stale only having 2 days left on the BB date. Cost... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We enjoyed two visits in a week whilst spending time in Cornwall. On a good day you get a sea view. On both visits we saw plenty of monkeys, including the new baby. The staff were really helpful and have plenty of information; including details of some of the monkeys' sad start to life as pets. You can spend hours... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

not to bad a day out,,but youll burn your time there very quick,,,expensive to get in ,, the place itself is fairly run down and once your there ,, unless you have a huge attraction to chimpy you could walk out in a short time thinking,,"well that was a waste of money,,i understand its probably very costly to run,,,but i... More 

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Chucking it down with rain and this place is down the narrowest of single track lanes... Got there and it really was in a poor state so drove back out.

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well there are some changes. No interactive monkey sessions by the house - but that's Health and Safety I guess. Also a complete u-turn on the breeding of monkeys in captivity at the sanctuary - so a change for the better. Great informative staff

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Murrayton House is a large country a few miles from Looe overlooking the sea. About 50 years ago it became a money sanctuary. We both enjoyed our visit to this rather special place. It really is a sanctuary .... don't go expecting to see a zoo. The wonderful staff aim to provide the best possible lives for the moneys who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This place is a safe haven for the monkeys. I have read some of the negative comments and some people need to get a life...it is a sanctuary for these animals for goodness sake. The entrance fee goes towards the upkeep of the sanctuary and to make the lives of the monkeys much better. The staff were helpful and informative... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, who are obviously very committed and passionate about the project and the monkeys in residence. We loved reading and hearing about each monkey's background and will go back if we ever find ourselves in the area again. As I can't find its own page, the Tree Tops cafe, just outside the sanctuary's main entrance, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

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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