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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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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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The sanctuary is smaller than we were expecting (don't expect a zoo) however it was a really lovely experience. I feel that because it is smaller, you take the time to really... read more

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

An excellent set up which I was really pleased to donate to, the staff there are very knowledgeable and happy to answer all the questions. However as a trip out we didn't find it filled much time once a few of the enclosures had been looked at. In reality it is a sanctuary carrying out some important work and not... More 

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Thank Mark W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The sanctuary is smaller than we were expecting (don't expect a zoo) however it was a really lovely experience. I feel that because it is smaller, you take the time to really enjoy the monkeys and to watch them more. The excellence of this trip is in no doubt based on the zookeeper's talks; they were so informative and passionate,... More 

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Thank Louise M
Aldershot
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Revisit after many years, when we originally went it was Mr WIlliams running it, we had interaction sessions with the woolly monkeys which I know is now frowned on. The current keepers are informative and spread all around the Sanctuary but the main drawback is the design of the cages. The wood framing and very heavy wire netting means it... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Interesting visit here really a children's place ,however fascinating monkeys and bats sanctuary ,a fun entertaining place for children with an art workshop and play area well worth a visit young or young at heart ♥

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Thank 912anna
Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a trip if you want to fill an hour or two.... There's a few monkeys to see, a small play area and a shop along with a few indoor classroom type things. Nice setting with a lovely view of the sea and coastline. We paid £26 for family entrance, only there an hour so some people may consider it... More 

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Thank Lula0903
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only a small(ish) sactuary for monkies, but its no typical quick walkabout. There are different families of monkies/apes and each have their own personalities and back-story which the keepers explain, without things getting boring. Once you're done with the monkies, there are beautiful gardens a nicely stocked shop, a bat cave with night vision camera which you control so you... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The weather wasn't so good one day which worked well as my son was desperate to visit the Monkey Sanctuary. A lot of other people thought the same! The journey there is not for the faint-hearted - very narrow road in several places, with some places harder to pass than others. Unfortunately we encountered several inflexible &/or not good drivers... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place! Not too expensive to get in and we spent nearly 5 hours there in total - mind you we have a budding zoologist who was happy to simply sit and watch all the monkey activities! Café was great - fairly priced and more than happy to go 'off menu' and make us something different! At every... More 

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Thank Locksbottom
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place! If you are in the area this is an absolute must. The Monkey Sanctuary rehabilitates mistreated monkeys and gives them a chance at the best life they can in captivity. Some of the stories of these monkeys are heartbreaking and you cannot believe the stupidity of the people who have previously kept and mistreated these wonderful... More 

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Thank Jill W
guildford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not too expensive and can spend all day there. interesting enclosures with staff information talks. good gift shop. good hot tea and coffee .

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