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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  • 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.
  • For a tiny building with few actual animals, this is a fabulous experience. Kids and adults will be entertained, and you can even Adopt a Lobster at the end. Well worth an afternoon trip on a blustery day in Padstow.
  • Small but lots of interesting information . Some tanks with live animals and a chance to see baby lobsters close up
  • Nice little bit of education. Being a chef. It's nice to give a bit back k to the lobsters.
  • Simple but we'll priced and interesting. Very friendly staff and free to return within a year, great value.

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