Visitor Centre closed for 2 weeks

Just to make you aware, we will be closed from 18th January until 29th January 2016 for refurbishment.  Come and see us when we reopen.

Continue reading

Education Blog Dec 15

As production has eased off in the hatchery with the cooling of winter sea water temperatures, the Outreach project has been busy as ever, with Christmas activities! The National Lobster Hatchery team had a wonderful festive time at the infamous Padstow Christmas Festival, promoting our conservation work with the help

Continue reading

Hatchery News November 2015

Download the latest National Lobster Hatchery Newsletter National Lobster Hatchery bags major research grant for Cornwall & the South West Job opportunities coming soon Cat Wilding, Education Officer joins the team The girl with the lobster tattoo – a lovely synopsis of discussions that took place at the NLH by

Continue reading

National Lobster Hatchery Withdraws planning application

The National Lobster Hatchery has decided to withdraw its planning application to build a new hatchery, hidden within a disused quarry at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. The charity had planned to move production of juvenile lobsters for its stocking and research programmes to a purpose-built facility, with access

Continue reading

Beer & Lobster with a charitable twist

Local award winning brewery ‘Padstow Brewing Company’ have shown their support for a very important local ‘claws’ with the launch of ‘Lobster Tale’; a delicious new ‘lobster inspired’ wheat beer with a charitable twist in its tail……! Not only is this mouth-watering new beer the ideal accompaniment to seafood; but

Continue reading

National Lobster Hatchery bags major research grant for Cornwall and the South West

The National Lobster Hatchery, based in Padstow, has, along with consortium partners, been awarded funding for a £3m research project from Innovate UK and BBSRC. This will make a series of breakthroughs in the science and technology associated with lobster culture, which will help Europe catch up with the rest

Continue reading

LOBSTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you retired, with free time, or looking to learn new skills? Do you enjoy talking to members of the public? If you are over eighteen and have some time to spare, we are a local conservation charity in need of your help in our Visitor Centre! For details or

Continue reading

We need your help

Dear Hatchery supporter, We are currently working on our plans to make a major development of the visitor centre in Padstow (something our customers have been telling us needs doing for years). It will allow us to make a series of exciting interactive exhibits and help customers to make sensible

Continue reading

We would like to put the record straight about the National Lobster Hatchery’s planning application at stepper point.

  There is not going to be a visitor centre at stepper point, this will remain in Padstow.  The Stepper point facility will just be a hatchery for lobster stocking and will consist of a small, single storey 13mx21m building. The hatchery will be in the old quarry, not on

Continue reading