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National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow

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Wildlife Area
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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TripAdvisor
  • An interesting and unique way to pass half an hour, a little expensive but it goes to a good cause. We were fascinated by the exhibits and seeing the newly hatched lobsters.  more »
  • Dropped into the lobster hatchery and was amazed by the up close experience I had with huge lobsters which are years old along with baby ones smaller than a penny recently born overnight. It's a fanta...  more »
  • We visited whilst walking around Padstow. We found out lots of interesting facts about lobsters and there were some brilliant tanks there with huge lobsters and baby lobsters. Great for children with ...  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).
  • Very interesting, with some cool displays and information. Relatively expensive for such a small place though.
  • Very interesting, a lot packed into a small venue, a must visit for anyone staying in the area
  • Interesting stuff, very small but I was in a wheelchair and I managed. Go and adopt a baby lobster,. Great place doing wonderful conservation.