National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow

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Wildlife Area · Visitor Center
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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. As it is a small museum, only 4 households are allowed in at once, which meant we had to queue for around 15 minutes, even in the off season. A friendly assistant...  more »
  • We found this by chance and was a bit unsure about the entry cost versus value for two teenagers. However, it was a absolutely amazing - both informative and fun. Both kids loved it. Strongly...  more »
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  • Nice little place, good price. Tonnes of information about lobsters and when we went there was a mini marine biologist activity for kids (me and my other half did it for a bit of fun). Was great to see the lobster life cycle, from the maternity ward, through to the nursery with baby lobsters and also the full grown ones. Spent about an hour here but felt it was worth the price of admission.
  • A lot of people may miss this place. But for a small charge you will really enjoy visiting. You will love to see the life cycle of the lobster from eggs to th hatchery in real life. Adult and children will love it very educational and lovely to see. Helps to preserve the lobster population by returning a fully formed lobster back to see. As an egg they do not survive well.
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