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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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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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Interesting insight into the wonderful work of the Monkey Sanctuary

We came here on the last day of our holiday and wished we been before. The keepers were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The were happy to answer any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here on the last day of our holiday and wished we been before. The keepers were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. The were happy to answer any questions no matter how silly they may seem. The monkeys enclosures were large and we were told that they were moved around regularly to keep their minds active.... More 

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Thank Patricia B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent the afternoon at the monkey sanctuary. It is very educational and the people who are around really know their stuff and gave us loads of info about the monkeys. We were disappointed with the amount of monkeys we saw, it was £8.50 each and we were only in an hour. Worth it to help the monkeys but a... More 

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Thank Tanyia S
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, Smaller than expected, unsure if due to the time of year but sorry to say we only saw a few monkeys and left after about 30mins as we had seen everything but we were more than happy to help a worthy cause and the ability to return for 12 months with current offer when gift aid is given... More 

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Thank James_R_-_Beth_L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the monkey sanctuary as we were looking for something slightly different to do after a week of seaside towns and this place is amazing! The team are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, it's a real eye opener into what happens to thousands of monkeys who are kept as pets in the UK- I didn't even know... More 

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Thank Hevcrandon
Saint Neots, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the Monkey Sanctuary where we were delighted with the various species they have on display. The staff were very engaging with anecdotes and stories about the various monkeys. All in all an informative and engaging afternoon and as a bonus if you complete a gift aid form you receive a card... More 

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Thank Jim W
Truro, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is down a long tiny road, we passed a campervan that only just fitted through! If you have a disabled pass and a carer with you it's only £4.25 for both of you. But please be aware that all of the sanctary is on a hill with lots of steps. We were there only 45 mins, the monkeys looked... More 

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Thank Pixiedolphin67
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for a couple of hours. Keepers where very interesting to listen to and the Sanctuary does great work and is well worth supporting by a visit. The cafe was also good for lunch with very fair prices.

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Thank ChrisD106
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first thought it a bit expensive but the ticket can be used for a year ok it means another trip to cornwall 4 hours is a long drive but we would go one more time im sure. Its quite small but its a sanctuary not a zoo ( some lady told her grumpy husband lol).. but its true the... More 

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Brynmawr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little place lovely way to spend a few hours in the area! Very interesting and staff very helpful and happy to help and answer any questions!

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Thank broganmaggs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It tipped down when we went to visit and all the monkeys had disappeared inside - well nearly all. The staff braved the wet weather to point out monkeys which hadn't gone inside. They were brilliant. The monkey cages are an interesting array of ropes and walkways and you can see how the monkeys in warmer dry weather would have... More 

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