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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Address: Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1503 262532
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sat - Thu 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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I had no idea

This was my first visit to the sanctuary, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable they shared their obvious love for the animals in an interesting and informative way. I learnt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
andy r
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to the sanctuary, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable they shared their obvious love for the animals in an interesting and informative way. I learnt a great deal about the work at the sanctuary and the monkey's. Well done guys all the best in the future

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Thank andy r
Worksop, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few miles outside of Looe is the Monkey Sanctuary. Before going in we visited the tree house and I can recommend the cream scones and coffee. Prices to go into the Monkey Sanctuary was reasonable £8 Adult and £3 child. Once inside the staff were knowledgeable and it was evident that they had a special relationship with the monkeys.... More 

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Thank Heather F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 4 year old daughter really enjoyed the sanctuary. The interactive areas are good and there were a lot of activities that she could participate in. She was also enthralled by Joey's story and learnt a lot. The staff were excellent.

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Thank jasminescented
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Worthy cause, but not really an attraction. Didn't really mind as contributing to an obviously worthy cause, but was really upset by the treetop cafe! Having paid for drinks, waited for change, only for the man to walk off. When he returned said we were waiting for our change, he said 'oh I thought you were giving me a tip'!... More 

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Thank Castie77
Rachel H, Public Relations Manager at The Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Castie77, Please accept our sincere apologies for your experience at the Treetop Cafe. We were not aware that that had happened to you and other members of your party, and since reading your review on here we have now taken that matter on board and management are dealing with it. We are shocked and embarrassed that you received that... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very nice place, well run and very educational for all ages, friendly staff and very informative keepers who you could see really cared for the animals in their care

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1 Thank Suzannejayne1066
Chessington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting here since the 80s, it's changed a lot but never gets boring. It's not a day out, a few hours is more than enough. Having said that, I could have spent hours watching Tam (the capuchin) trying to get nuts out of a plastic bottle! Absolutely fascinating! A pleasant walk through the gardens and a very informative... More 

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1 Thank Mike B
Warwickshire
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this Sanctuary for about 16 years now, bringing our daughter who has always loved it as much as we do! The narrow and winding road to get to the sanctuary require a little confidence, nerve and negotiation, but the destination is definitely worth it. There is ample parking but it is steep and hilly can be... More 

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1 Thank Clairebearholibobs
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Cold day on October half term. Visit was fun and lots of staff out in the cold to talk to visitors. Warmed in the sun. Beautiful gardens and treasure trail. Great yearly pass for one enterance fee.

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1 Thank Sarah B
UK
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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

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Thank UkEverywhere
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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.

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