We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Lobster Hatchery

Features Animals
South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, England
+44 1841 533877
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing information!

I’m blown away by this attraction. To get the most out of your visit you have to talk to the staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nina171
,
rugby
via mobile
Lobster Hatchery

Very informative visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very knowledgeable and the entry... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kazza144
,
Bracknell
Read all 695 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The National Lobster Hatchery is a conservation, education and research charity based in Padstow, Cornwall. We exist primarily to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve the coastal marine bio-diversity of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have a visitor centre which offers a unique window into our lobster hatchery and has a wealth of information about these amazing creatures, the fishery and the importance of a sustainable fishery. Come and see our baby and giant lobsters. Are you brave enough to put your hand in our eel cave? The Visitor Centre is open everyday (except Christmas Day) from 10am but closing times vary. Please check our website for confirmation.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (477 reviews)
“life cycle” (27 reviews)
“tiny baby” (21 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL, England
CONTACT
+44 1841 533877
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (695)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m blown away by this attraction. To get the most out of your visit you have to talk to the staff as their knowledge about lobsters is phenomenal. I was amazed by the concept of lobster immortality. It takes some getting your head around. Excellent!

Thank nina171
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very knowledgeable and the entry fee very reasonable.

Thank kazza144
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating. Interesting insite into the life cycle of lobsters and the fishing methods. Also an insite into the state of the seas.

Thank RSBFX
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We do try to provide as much information as we can about the European Lobsters and its ocean environment. Thank you, for your comments we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and found our Visitor Centre interesting.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister recommended we stop & visit here, really glad we did. It’s just £4 each to enter, less than a pint! The work they do is really worthwhile. The visit was super interesting & the staff were on hand to answer any questions, very...More

Thank Clare M
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Clare, so good to hear that you thought the work we are doing was worthwhile and that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small place but packed with information about lobsters. There are some very cute and tiny lobsters on display too.

Thank Biggles254
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

As you say we are not a large attraction but we do try to pack a lot in. Good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read some of the reviews we were not sure if we should visit the hatchery but we are so glad we did ,it is only a very small place but not overly expensive to get in ,we were impressed by what we saw an...More

Thank Jane E
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much it really made our day when we read your comments. Thankyou so much Jane. Team Lobster

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me my dad and my partner visited yesterday morning. It was really great and packed full of information. We were lucky enough to have Jordan working there. He was brilliant and really enthusiastic and could answer all our questions. He showed us lots of different...More

Thank Georgia R
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Georgia for such a great review. Its really good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your comments to Jordan, he is a great enthusiast and a valued member of our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but very well laid out. Lots of fascinating facts. Good for little ones.can adopt your very own lobster. It's a good cause.

Thank Zillah Z
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit and support.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information and interactive affects. Wife insisted that we adopted not 1 but 4 lobsters. Was devastated to find out I wouldn't get to eat themMore

Thank Misbehavious
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the extra support you gave us. By adopting not one but four baby lobsters you really are helping to ensure that there are hopefully always going to be lobsters around in the future. Don't forget to check out on our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small cheap little activity. The baby lobsters make it worthwhile! Interesting to learn about the creatures and the importance of the industry to Cornwall. Don't go out of your way to come, but good if you're in town, and sits well with a trip to...More

Thank 845markd845
lobsterhatchery, Visitor Centre. at National Lobster Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad you enjoyed seeing our baby lobsters, they really are so cute. Its good to hear that you found the information we provide in our Visitor Centre interesting. As you say it really does give you an overview of the importance of the Fishing industry...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cherry Trees Coffee House
1,667 reviews
.40 km away
BinTwo
419 reviews
.36 km away
The Seafood Restaurant
4,539 reviews
.22 km away
The Basement
1,748 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Padstow Harbour
1,991 reviews
.37 km away
The Camel Trail
407 reviews
1.17 km away
Padstow Brewing Company
87 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
sandstring
28 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from lobsterhatchery | Property representative |
Hi there, Great news that you are planning to visit us. We open every day at 10 am. You don't need to pre-book as you are able to purchase your entrance tickets as you come into our Visitor Centre.
0
Votes
shire56lady
27 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lobsterhatchery | Property representative |
That would not be a problem. Well behaved dogs on leads are more than welcome in our Visitor Centre.
0
Votes

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Padstow