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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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Amazing sanctuary

This place is Providing a home to monkeys previously in the pet trade. The keepers genuinely care... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carlene C
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Sebastopol
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Interesting and informative

I was very impressed with the dedicated staff. They were very knowledgeable and really interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gina1765
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Support a charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“rescued monkeys” (50 reviews)
“pet trade” (43 reviews)
“few hours” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
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+44 1503 262532
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is Providing a home to monkeys previously in the pet trade. The keepers genuinely care about the welfare of each monkey and they are willing to talk to you and answer all your questions. We had a wonderful visit and learned a lot!...More

Thank Carlene C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very impressed with the dedicated staff. They were very knowledgeable and really interesting to talk to. There is a lovely peaceful atmosphere at the sanctuary.

1  Thank gina1765
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently adopted one of the monkeys from the sanctuary called Gucci after reading about the good work that the sanctuary do. So made sure whilst on holiday that we went to visit. All the staff there clearly love their job and the animals and...More

Thank Dewbre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very informative place to go but not an all day option, a few hours at most. the keepers are very well informed and clearly love what they do

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monkey sanctuary is lovely however it is very small. The monkeys are well taken care of and the staff are really knowledgable about them all individually they really do care for them. The play area for children is great with fun activities. Don’t expect...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visit. Lovely seeing much cared for animals. Staff very helpful with knowledge of the monkeys.

Thank cathie p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice outing to see how this organization is rescuing these monkeys that have been neglected as pets. Their facility is top notch and staff are incredible. Nice informative talks by the staff . There is a coffee/tea cafe and gift store. A circular garden walk...More

1  Thank chichiSouthCarolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, it is a small place and on the day we went the weather was misty and wet, which may have accounted for us only seeing very few monkeys from a distance. Otherwise, it was difficult getting a buggy round and we'd...More

1  Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people who only spent 10 minutes here must be ignorant as this is a sanctuary and not a commercial money making large zoo. We heard several educational talks from the staff about the different breeds of monkeys. We saw plenty of monkeys and even...More

Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are one of the top facilities for primates in Europe if not the world. Their standard of care and level of commitment is outstanding. Visit and/or support them and their work.

1  Thank lorrainelaz
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Liz s
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Damian H | Reviewed this property |
Ah I have no idea I haven’t been since but I agree that was really special so I am gutted if it’s gone...
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Oliver111112
October 19, 2017|
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helengriggsy
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for contacting us. In regards to your question, we don't, under any circumstances, allow contact between members of the public and the monkeys who live here for various reasons. Although disappointing to... More
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