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The Monkey Sanctuary

#2 of 21 things to do in Looe Features Animals
Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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I was absolutely disappointed when I visit this place. I thought it was bigger and with a variery... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alejandra F
via mobile
The work they do here is well worth our support

The sanctuary is close to Looe. Be careful when driving as the roads seem full of people thinking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Neil M
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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Support a local charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view or enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pet trade” (39 reviews)
“play area” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was absolutely disappointed when I visit this place. I thought it was bigger and with a variery of apes however it was very small, monkeys couldn't be seen and it wasn't worthy the ticket price. It's nice what they so there though but it's...More

Thank Alejandra F
Reviewed yesterday

The sanctuary is close to Looe. Be careful when driving as the roads seem full of people thinking they can drive at 50mph when 5mph is already enough. The sanctuary has a good story to tell and is not overly expensive. An hour in the...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Need a little tidying up. Monkey's we did see seems healthy. Saw about 6 of the 37 supposed to be there. Expensive for what it was. At. £9 per person.

Thank Jango321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your going to the sanctuary expecting a zoo or over commercialised animal sanctuary don't go. The sanctuary is an amazing place. Everything they do is for that health and well being of the monkeys. If the monkeys dont want to be seen they can...More

1  Thank Caroline F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant Little place with very interesting monkeys with such history Staff very friendly and helpful discussing the monkeys and bats :)

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money, knowledgeable staff members who were very approachable and friendly. The garden area was nice to explore with a fee hidden activities to do. Not a whole day out but spent several hours here.

Thank AdWalk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A super little sanctuary. If you are expecting London zoo then this is not for you. However if you want a local animal park with super knowledgeable staff happy and willing to talk about their charges then you will really enjoy a visit here. So...More

Thank Ria M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had been asking for years to visit a monkey sanctuary. As we were staying near Polperro I decided to visit , having read reviews. I have to say we were both disappointed and had to give a lowish score especially having subsequently visited...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a few monkeys to see mainley cappuchins but good to see the work they are doing there and to contribute to it. Lovely scenery and free parking.

Thank p0rtlandsue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place taking in rescue monkeys from the pet trade and giving them a life they deserve in environments as similar to the wild as they could be. All staff were enthusiastic and loved talking about each specific monkey's character, as well as details...More

1  Thank Emma B
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Questions & Answers
22 July 2017|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for contacting us. In regards to your question, we don't, under any circumstances, allow contact between members of the public and the monkeys who live here for various reasons. Although disappointing to... More
24 July 2016|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry in regards to bringing dogs into the Monkey Sanctuary. Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs (including assistance dogs) into the main Sanctuary site. The presence of any unknown animals... More
21 June 2016|
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Response from Morella K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can push your toddler around. It is not very big, so you only need an hour to see the whole place. I didn't see the gardens, but it looked like a nice place to take a toddler.