Admission Prices

  • Adult £4.50
  • Child £2.00
  • Senior £4.00
  • Family £10.00
NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
VISITOR CENTRE ǀ SHOP SOUTH QUAY, PADSTOW, CORNWALL
OPENING TIMES: 10:00 to 17:00

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 and install some exciting new displays for the Visitor Centre. 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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