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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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Disappointing 🐒

Drove for around an hour to get here as the website looked promising, we didn't think the prices... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Austell, United Kingdom
via mobile

This was a first for us as we hadn't been before and it was fantastic. The staff were on hand... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
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Support a local charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view or enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“treetop cafe” (23 reviews)
“play area” (23 reviews)
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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove for around an hour to get here as the website looked promising, we didn't think the prices seemed too steep until we entered the sanctuary! It was very small and once we had seen the monkeys (there was about 5) in the same area...More

Thank beckylou444
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was a first for us as we hadn't been before and it was fantastic. The staff were on hand telling us the history of the monkeys and what they do to keep them happy and healthy. My children enjoyed the experience and learned something...More

Thank Mrsjchenery
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved it here. Yes, the monkey sanctuary is small but you can easily spend a good few hours there. The staff are really friendly and informative and the location is simply beautiful. There is a lovely walk down the hill through beautiful gardens and...More

Thank 78bubbles
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I understand it is a charity and they do great work, however in my opinion it is not a big or fun enough it takes 10 minutes to walk around and we see 6 monkeys and cost £30

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We visited here a couple of weeks ago and although the place is much smaller than we expected the work these people here do is amazing. All of the monkeys are rescued, mostly from the pet trade in some way or another. The thing we...More

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Raining but we made the most of it staff friendly and very knowledgeable about the monkey really interesting facts about the monkey shop small but nice

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I visited here in September. The little monkey sanctuary is lovely. The staff are very experienced and a joy to listen to. It is sad hearing of some stories about these monkies but also so happy to know that places like this are there to...More

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Been before, but why wouldn't you go back? It's a great little place, doing good things for little monkeys! Knowledgeable staff with passion for what they do. Not a huge all singing, all dancing, over-hyped farce like so many things that National trust get there...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Monkey Sanctuary A short walk from Looe Bay and great views on the way, A very much loved place with amazing animals and the people that look after them are full of knowledge about and very interesting. well worth a visit

Thank pjray2165
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

He staff were lovely and had excellent knowledge on their primates. The monkeys came out and were inquisitive. There just weren't a lot of monkeys to see! A good place to kill an hour but wouldn't base my day around visiting.

Thank NatalieBruff
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
yes to both
22 July 2017|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for contacting us. In regards to your question, we don't, under any circumstances, allow contact between members of the public and the monkeys who live here for various reasons. Although disappointing to... More
25 July 2016|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry in regards to bringing dogs into the Monkey Sanctuary. Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs (including assistance dogs) into the main Sanctuary site. The presence of any unknown animals... More