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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Address: Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
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+44 1503 262532
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11:00 - 16:30
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Sat - Thu 11:00 - 16:30
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An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides...

An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet trade. Come and see how they have flourished in their new homes with their monkey friends.See our monkeys, learn about primates, explore our wildlife gardens and take part in workshops for all ages. Treat yourself to an eco-friendly gift from our onsite Gift Shop and lunch in our Treetop Cafe.

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Came here on the way home from a weekend away in Looe and had a lovely time. The monkeys have an excellent enclosure and the staff were brilliant - very knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on the way home from a weekend away in Looe and had a lovely time. The monkeys have an excellent enclosure and the staff were brilliant - very knowledgeable and passionate about the monkeys and their progress, all knew exactly where each monkey had come from and explained their behaviours in great detail. A very good cause indeed,... More 

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1 Thank laurenamypearce
st austell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

haven't been here since being a volunteer over 16 yrs ago, the place has changed so much, and is just as magical as i remember, loved seeing the monkeys and the mass of frogs in the pond, kids enjoyed the face painting and making a monkey

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1 Thank cornishlassStAustell
Beccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a couple of hours there in an afternoon. Kids really enjoyed seeing the monkeys as well as getting there face painted and playing on the play area. Staff were very informative and eager to share their knowledge.

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Thank Wakez4
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose a misty, drizzly day to visit and did find it a little hard to get too. The sanctuary is quite small and I was worried we'd be in and out quite quickly. However the staff were so engaging, informative and obviously passionate about the monkeys in their care that we found ourselves listening with interest. My 9yr old... More 

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Thank Sarahm1000
Cornwall UK
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here for our Grandsons birthday. Firstly, to get here was really quite tricky as id didn't come up on our Satnav, however we just put in Looe, and then we followed signs. No chance of coach loads of tourists as the roads are typically Cornish. Once we arrived we went to The Tree Top Cafe. Not a huge variety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 8 year old son said he wants to come back here much more often. We picked a cold but sunny day. The sanctuary is small but we spent 4 hrs here. It was relaxing, fun, friendly and a chance for some quality time with my boy. The staff are knowledgeable and interesting. We are lucky to be local so... More 

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1 Thank mum2ne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 2pm had a full 2 1/2hours there. The staff were lovely and the children loved the slide. We went to the tree top cafe which would be lovely in the summer. Would definitely go again.

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1 Thank Carole W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day. The staff were 2nd to none. Helpful informative and so enthusiastic about the monkeys. The stories about how these poor creatures came to be here is very sad. But the way they are looked after here is heart warming. We live about 60 miles away but can't wait to return.

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1 Thank Derek W
Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was lovely to see the mokneys being cared for in such a natural environment, whilst still being able to see them so well & enjoy being close to them.

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1 Thank abigailperdita
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were overwhelmed by the monkey sanctuary. It will change your view of monkeys in captivity forever - and it's all delivered with such enthusiasm and information by the excellent volunteers. Great for all ages, and with a lovely lot of picnic areas so it's easy to stay for a few hours.

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