Admission Prices

  • Adult £3.95
  • Child £1.85
  • Senior £2.75
  • Family £9.50
NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
VISITOR CENTRE ǀ SHOP SOUTH QUAY, PADSTOW, CORNWALL

The National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery is a pioneering marine conservation, research and education Charity operating a stocking programme for the European lobster that complements traditional approaches to fisheries management.

The charity has three outputs:

  • The operation of an active stock enhancement programme to stabilise lobster populations, adding additional stock and developing tools to allow re-stocking of the fishery should populations collapse.
  • Research to both further develop lobster culture processes and techniques and assess the impact of lobster stocking.
  • A public awareness and education programme to raise awareness of fisheries sustainability issues.

The main outcome of the Charity’s work is that mankind will have a responsible and better informed approach to lobster stock enhancement and re-stocking, resulting in better managed stocks, better informed policy and more prosperous coastal communities.


Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.  Our project received £20,000 from the Trust to build a new website (to be launched in 2017) and install some exciting new displays for the Visitor Centre.  Watch this space www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

The National Lobster Hatchery, South Quay, Padstow, PL28 8BL Tel: 01841 533877
Registered in England & Wales 3527313 | Registered Charity in England & Wales 1105434
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