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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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  • This is a quick visit round the hatchery, it was very informative and interesting, the work they do gave a good over view of the life cycle of the lobster and how the locals fisher men were helping to...  more »
  • The hatchery is located on the quayside and easy to find - down from Steins Deli and Fish and Chips. Very tight displays although very interesting but if busy it is difficult to see all the items  more »
  • Great visit and a good price. My partner and I visited on Valentine's Day and adopted 2 lobsters. We will be tracking them their release date in April 17. I really support the Hatchery, the work they ...  more »
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  • This is one of those places where you get out of it what you are prepared to look into. It's only a small place, but has a wealth of information if you want to read the info boards or talk to the staff. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and spent time talking to us and answering questions and came around with a baby lobster to show the kids. The windows enable you to see the lobster hatchery showing the different stages of growth. There are plenty of Cornish goods for sale, most lobster related, and toys for the kids. You can walk round in about 10 minutes if you want but you will waste your money and miss out on a very good little place to visit. We spent quite some time in there and really enjoyed it.
  • Lobsters are ace - and they have loads of them here. From tiny baby ones to massive mother ones. There's some cool stuff you can buy and info about how they look after lobsters. Paying once gets you in for a year and you can sponsor a lobster.
  • Fabulous charity. Restocking European lobsters to try to maintain a sustainable fisherie.
  • Quite small but the children enjoyed. Good distraction on a rainy day.
  • Interesting and informative. Well worth visiting before tucking into one!