Closed for maintenance 11th - 14th December
Track your lobster

Visitor Centre

Experience pioneering marine conservation in action by the beautiful estuary in Padstow, by visiting one of the only conservation projects open to the public worldwide. At our award-winning visitor centre, get up close with rarely seen lobster babies, pregnant lobster mamas, giant lobsters and other weird and wonderful coastal creatures. Catch a glimpse of what’s happening at the forefront of marine conservation, and learn about how we work with the local fishing community at this unique family friendly  attraction.

Admission Prices

Every penny goes to helping us continue our conservation work.

Adults: £7.50
Seniors: £6.50
Child (5-15): £4.00
Family: £19.75 (x2 adults x2 children)

All admission tickets valid for 12 months

Open 7 days a week

Opening hours: 10-4 pm

Closure Dates

25th December

8th January, reopening 3rd February

What’s On

Christmas Markets

25th November & 3rd December

With the festive season approaching, not only can you get in the spirit at our visitor centre in Padstow, but come and say hi to us at some Christmas markets we are going to be part of!

Christmas Crafts

24th November – 31st December

Christmas Crafts at The National Lobster Hatchery!
On set weekends throughout November and December, come and get involved in festive craft activities at our visitor centre, and lots Christmassy fun!

Lobster Lollop

18th November 2023

The Lobster Lollop returns on the 18th November 2023!

The Lobster Lollop is a no pressure trail run in support of us, our lobsters and the conservation work we do! Take part in a timed run out & back along the famous Camel Trail, starting & finishing in Padstow! 2.5k, 5k, 10k & 10 Mile distances to choose from, with Canicross categories in the 5k, 10k & 10 mile