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. To visit National Lobster Hatchery on your holiday in Padstow, and find out what else Padstow has to offer, use our Padstow travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    A group of visited during our holiday, its informative and interesting. We adopted a lobster; I followed its progress online and found where and when it was released!  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This is a charity supporting research into lobsters so a good cause. But over rather fast pity you can't eat them there but there are enough seafood restaurants about anyway  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It's so great to see we are putting back as well as we are taking from the sea. I have been in the fish trade for 40 years of my life and all we hear is that one species after another are under threat...  more »
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  • Pull eel! Pull eel! We have been here a lot to play with the cuddly eel toy. The baby lobsters are fascinating. And it's very cheap to get in. Only a quick thing to do but worth popping down if you're in the area
  • Small research institution offering insight into lobster breeding and sustainability. Lovely staff and nice place to spend an hour. Sponsor a lobster and get updates on its growth and release. Meet the Expert tours (min 4 people).
  • Well worth a visit! Adopted the cutest Lobster and you get to name it!
  • Small but very interesting. Good for a rainy hour.
  • Very interesting, with some cool displays and information. Relatively expensive for such a small place though.

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