National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow

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Gain insight into the marine conservation work of the National Lobster Hatchery. Learn about the sustainability issues lobsters face with information and activities suitable for all ages. Observe the lobsters in the hatchery area; look for the youngest lobsters, just a few centimeters long, and spot those who look strong enough to be released into the sea. Meet the resident giant lobster and spider crabs. If you’re feeling brave enough, put your hand in the eel cave. Staff members are on hand to answer any of your questions and make sure you get the most from your visit. Plan a Padstow trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This is, as many of the other reviews have said, a relatively small place. However, my daughter (now 6 yrs old) loves it and every time we go to Padstow she wants to go in. We have been at least 5 tim...  more »
  • Great place to visit, interesting, educational and fun. Good parking easy access lobsters of all sizes.  more »
  • A very interesting little place to visit. It is quite small but full of information and is well thought out with hands on bits for children and well thought out viewing windows for all ages. It was go...  more »
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  • Small and informative and fascinating but unlikely to capture the attention of little ones for more than twenty minutes until they reach the shop...which is also quite small, luckily! On that basis, the cost of entry seems steep (comparable with the price of cod and chips at the nearby Stein's Fish and Chip shop). But donate your admission via Gift Aid and you can return for a year without paying again. Perhaps to see what you missed when the kids dashed for the shop...
  • A great little place to visit which lots of interesting information about lobsters and all for an excellent cause. A family ticket can be used repeatedly for a year so makes a good option for regular visitors to Padstow.
  • Great little place, well run and very informative staff, we even adopted, and named a lobster. Archie, what else could we call him!?!?!?
  • More of a visitor's centre than a museum. Great place to visit if you want to find out more about their efforts to replenish lobster stocks. The visit will be over quite quickly if you're not that interested in conservation.
  • Great work saving the lobster stocks around cornwall
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