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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
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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My 5 year old loved it

I would highly recommend visiting here if you are going to Looe, brilliant fun and my young daughter loved it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend visiting here if you are going to Looe, brilliant fun and my young daughter loved it!

Thank UkEverywhere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good staff who had a genuine interest in the animals and knew all the individual names and the reasons for their problems.

Thank Geoffrey S
White House, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling with my Kids (15 and 13), We have discussed it at length, just felt the Sanctuary was not as engaging as it could have been, our visit was brief and we were left to our own devices to look around, however no real direction and or engagement as to what was happening and when throughout the day. The Monkeys... More 

Thank AdrianWhitehead
Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming to the monkey sanctuary since I was a child; I am now bringing my own children! This was my 2nd visit with my older child and first with my new baby. The place is wonderful and although small we could spend the whole day there. We took a picnic which wasn't a problem and the gift shop... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The keepers at the monkey sanctuary almost adopt the monkeys, so attached to the monkeys do they become. During the day the keepers will station themselves outside an enclosure and talk for ten minutes or longer if prompted about the specific pack in that one location. They know the personalities, the histories and psychological issues, and the warmth of these... More 

Thank TechTraveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in the sanctuary while on our way home from a wedding in Cornwall and found it very intresting with all the staff being very passionate and knowledgeable. Worth a visit if you're in the aera and it's for a good cause.

Thank Will H
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to visiting, but left a bit disappointed. Monkeys were very well looked after, and was lovely to hear about their backgrounds. Took less than hour to walk around see the monkey. The children had more fun playing in the small park. Entrance staff leave a little to be desired, animal keepers were polite and friendly. A... More 

Thank nikkijs79
Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here many years ago and decided to go back and see how they were getting on in their great effort yo stop animal exploitation. The good work continues thankfully. Again there was a petition to sign - which of course I signed. It is still quite a small sanctuary but the cost of running it is enormous. We ambled... More 

Thank Julee H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting the sanctuary for a number of years and the caring attitude and genuine interest of all staff in the well being of the animals shines through. It is definitely a place worth visiting especially if you are looking for somewhere to visit if it is not a beach weather day. I just wish the owners of... More 

Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw before we visited, that this place had been identified as being much smaller than Monkey World. And it is- much, much smaller! But That should not be seen as a criticism! Don't get me wrong, We've been to Monkey World too, and appreciate the work they do etc. However, this is a much more intimate experience. With staff... More 

Thank Alan M

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