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“Interesting little place”

National Lobster Hatchery
Ranked #10 of 34 things to do in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The National Lobster Hatchery is a conservation, education and research charity based in Padstow, Cornwall. We exist primarily to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve the coastal marine bio-diversity of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have a visitor centre which offers a unique window into our lobster hatchery and has a wealth of information about these amazing creatures, the fishery and the importance of a sustainable fishery. Come and see our baby and giant lobsters. Are you brave enough to put your hand in our eel cave? The Visitor Centre is open everyday (except Christmas Day) from 10am but closing times vary. Please check our website for confirmation.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

It's great to find out more about the lobster life cycle and see the baby lobsters. This is helping local fisher men have a more sustainable business.

Thank Kaz1965_11
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Really good place and different, interesting to learn about the lifecycle etc of lobsters, friendly staff. Great for adults and kids

Thank DEW62
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great place to take the children and its interesting for adults to. Especially to see the stages that the Lobsters go through on their growth journey. You get to see the really small baby ones too as well as a few of the big lobster's.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Was ok, bigger than we thought. Good to educate the kids and show us what was what. Good stages and interactive. Type of thing you would do if the weather was not at its best.

Thank rachel1210
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

A really pleasant hour or so was spent learning about lobsters (and other associated issues) here. It was an unexpected treat and I learnt so much in a very short time. The £3-50 admission charge was also really good value.

One added bonus for me was that, although flash photography was (understandably!) forbidden, I was able to take some photos of the lobsters themselves - a fascinating momento of this intriguing visit. I'd recommend it to anyone. The range of activities for children was also impressive.

Thank radicallymiddle
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