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National Lobster Hatchery Padstow, PL28 8BL

Lobster larvae (credit: Alex Hyde)
A juvenile lobster raised at the NLH being released (credit: Alex Hyde)

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:


We're really excited to announce that all winter entry is only £2 PER PERSON! There's no reason not to come in to our toasty warm visitor center and learn about our incredible native marine life!

A Cornish Ocean

We're REALLY excited to be hosting an incredible solo exhibition by Photographer Adrian Bagley (@Concrete_Ocean_) of captivating photographic work that portrays an emotive perspective of the ocean surrounding our Cornish Coast. It's one not to be missed!
Entry to Exhibition is included in the entry price to the National Lobster Hatchery too which is even better!

The Exhibition will run from the 21st - November until the 31st Dec.

We look forward to seeing you this winter!

Did you can even adopt a baby lobster - Makes the perfect ethical and sustainable gift for loved ones! 

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


£2 per Person!!

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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