The National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery

One of the few marine biology laboratories in the world open to visitors, The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow is a centre of excellence for lobster science and a fascinating place to visit in Cornwall. Handily situated next to the town’s main car park and within a stone’s throw of the beautiful Camel Estuary, it is open seven days a week and exhibits include a very large rare orange lobster, a variety of crabs, starfish and lots of baby lobsters in the maternity unit.

There’s also a chance to learn about the centre’s conservation and research work, the wider marine environment and why it’s so important to protect it and encourage sustainable fishing. If you're looking for things to do in Cornwall, this interesting and educational attraction is well worth a visit.

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We love...

The Adopt a Lobster scheme. Give your personal lobster a name, receive a personalised certificate and find out where and when your lobster is released.

Don't miss...

The lobster maternity ward, lobster nursery – the babies are all different shades of blue and green – and the Little Shop of Lobsters, with its unusual array of gifts.