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:

Become a Mini Marine Biologist - 21st July - 6th Sept (11am - 4pm)

Get stuck in with some hands on marine conservation this summer! Fun fishing, dress up, learn to identify different species and you can even practice your lobster pipetting skills! There is no need to book - drop in sessions will run daily from 11am - 4pm! You'll even get a certificate to take home so don't miss out on this ace chance to learn about saving our seas!

Lewis Jefferies Photography Exhibition - June 17th - Mid July.
Dive into an Underwater world with award winning photographer, Lewis Jefferies. Explore stunning photos of some of our native marine species, as well as having an insight into our beautiful oceans across the globe. 

Padstock 2019 - 24th August @Padstow Brewing CompanyJoin Padstow Brewing Company, the National Lobster Hatchery and Sperry Tent's for live music, fabulous food and delicious drinks!

Padstow Brewing Company are hosting an action packed afternoon and evening of live Music, fabulous Food and delicious Drinks in aid of the National Lobster Hatchery. Not only will you have a fantastic party in the comfort of a stunning Sperry Tent, but you will also be helping to support vital marine conservation work.
Tickets available here:
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 £11.50 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!

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.



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

Opening Times

  Open Closed
Current 10am 5:00pm

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

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£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