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National Lobster Hatchery Padstow, PL28 8BL

About National Lobster Hatchery

If you are looking for something a bit different to do, why not come along to our award-winning Visitor Centre in Padstow, you will have the chance to all learn about lobsters, local marine life and also find out about the pioneering marine conservation work we undertake in order to enhance the wild lobster population in our seas. 

Whats on:

Become a Mini Marine Biologist - 20th Oct - 25th Oct (11am - 3pm)

Get stuck in with some hands on marine conservation this summer! Fun fishing, dress up, learn to identify different species and you can even practice your lobster pipetting skills! There is no need to book - drop in sessions will run daily from 11am - 3pm! You'll even get a certificate to take home so don't miss out on this ace chance to learn about saving our seas!

So come and meet baby hatchlings as well as a colossal crustacean called Captain Barnacles. You can even adopt a baby lobster to help us raise vital funds for our pioneering charity! .
At only £11.50 for a family of two adults and two children, no wonder we win awards for offering our visitors best value.

Great for adults and kids alike!

The National Lobster Hatchery is a registered Charity. Your visit will help us to continue and advance our important work to help sustain our vulnerable lobster populations and safeguard our fishing industry and the many livelihoods and coastal communities it supports.

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Opening Hours


We are open all year, 7 days a week, from 10am. Closed Christmas Day.

Closing times vary according to the season, please visit the National Lobster Hatchery website before your visit:

Admission Charges


Adults £4.50

Children £2.00 (age 5-15, under fives are free)

Seniors £4.00

Family £11.50 (2 adults & 2 children)

and what's more, you will get an annual pass so you can come and see us as many times as you like in the year.

There is ample parking right outside the Visitor Centre. If by chance all the parking in Padstow town is full, please use the Park and Ride facility at the top of the town on your way in.

Finding the National Lobster Hatchery is easy. We are on the South quayside next to Padstow's main car and coach park and at the head of the Camel Trail.

For Sat Nav use postcode: PL28 8BL.

Information & Contact

The National Lobster Hatchery, South Quay, Padstow
Tel: 01841 533 877


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