National Lobster Hatchery

National Lobster Hatchery

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Are you looking for something a bit different to do in Cornwall?

Are you interested in marine life conservation, learning and sustainability?

Look no further than the Cornwall Tourism Award-winning National Lobster Hatchery based in Padstow, Cornwall, UK!

Perfect for a rainy day, a visit to the National Lobster Hatchery combines fun with learning to inspire us all to get passionate about preserving our sea life and the livelihoods of our fishing communities.

Curious about Crustaceans?

See lobsters in a whole new light. Get up close and personal with tiny baby lobsters in the Hatchery! You'll have the chance to learn about the lives of lobsters and local marine life and discover the pioneering marine conservation work undertaken at the Hatchery to enhance and support the wild lobster population in our seas.

Lots of activities and exhibitions all year round

The National Lobster Hatchery runs loads of engaging and fun activities and exhibitions all year round. For example, from the 10th to the 18th of September you can see the Harry Jones Photography exhibition, Estuaries, on display in the visitors' centre. Jones is best known for his aerial photography of Cornwall's marine environments and unique landscapes.

Every ticket you book to the National Lobster Hatchery is an annual ticket - meaning if you're a local or love to visit Cornwall throughout the year, you can pop in time and time again all year.

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How to get there

By Car:

The National Lobster Hatchery is located 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

There is a paid council car park outside the hatchery. You can pay for this via the Ringo. Railway Car Park: Location code 2849.
Please note that this is the closest car park, but there are other car parks in Padstow. During peak times all car parks can get extremely busy.

  • Toilets 
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Paid parking in council car park opposite
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome 
  • Meet the expert tours are available

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