National Lobster Hatchery

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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:

May Half Term:
Become a Mini Marine Biologist this Half Term! Don't miss out on our exclusive and fun marine biology Activities at the hatchery! You can learn how to pipette a lobster, enjoy our fun fishing and even dress up like a marine biologist! Activities will run 11am - 3pm from 25th May - 1st June.

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 £10 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!


  • Baby Changing
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Shop
  • WC

Opening Times

  Open Closed
Current 10am 5:30pm

Please note our opening times vary depending on the time of year so please check our website for current opening times.


Adult £4.50
Child £2.00
Senior £4.00
Family £11.50

Contact Details

The National Lobster Hatchery
South Quay
PL28 8BL

Telephone: 01841 533877

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Special Offers

Present your device to the cashier

£1 off per person on full paying adult, child concession tickets.
Up to 5 people per voucher.
Voucher must be produced at time/point of purchase, discount cannot be applied retrospectively.
Cannot be used on a Family Saver Ticket.
Not to be use din conjunction with any other offer or discount.

Valid until 1st March 2020

REF: For One & All Voucher