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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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a great place

the monkey sanctuary is a great place to visit and helps understand the great work the people do to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris O
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Don’t recommend with a pram

Booked tickets to come here and were given an annual pass. A lot of places are doing this now so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bradley H
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Support a 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“rescued monkeys” (49 reviews)
“pet trade” (41 reviews)
“play area” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
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+44 1503 262532
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"rescued monkeys"
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"pet trade"
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"play area"
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"treetop cafe"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"gift shop"
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"few hours"
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"face painting"
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"their lives"
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"worthy cause"
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"keep up the good work"
in 12 reviews
"large enclosures"
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"free entry"
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"monkey business"
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"entrance fee"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the monkey sanctuary is a great place to visit and helps understand the great work the people do to help the monkeys out

Thank Chris O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked tickets to come here and were given an annual pass. A lot of places are doing this now so not really anything special. The location is beautiful. You can see the ocean. But it’s also it’s downfall. I’d have to say this place is...More

Thank Bradley H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely place, staff are very friendly and helpful, and had a great afternoon and lovely coffee, I am in wheelchair so couldn't go high levels but seen most of the monkeys,

Thank ro c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable & friendly staff, so passionate about the monkeys, who are clearly well cared for. We loved hearing their back stories & about the history of the sanctuary. The monkeys seem happy and have huge environments to roam in. Beautiful garden walk & plenty to...More

Thank brizzlebab
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful enclosures to enable these unfortunate animals to recover from abuse & abandonment. Good for children. One car lane to get there. Refreshment available.

Thank spudder54
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This isn’t your typical zoo and interaction with the monkeys is actually discouraged but it was the best ‘enclosures’ I’ve ever seen for wild animals. The staff are clearly passionate and know each and every monkey, their personalities and habits. Some very sad and quite...More

Thank Nicola G
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We took our children aged 8 and 6 and we loved it. The guides were interesting and gave us some great facts. Our girls asked some questions too so a nice personal experience. It is relatively small and we were there for 2 hours but...More

Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit (our age range 5-75!). Was great to see all the monkeys, hear their back stories and see how well they are all doing now. The keepers were so knowledgeable and could answer every question my 5 year old could...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited this wonderful sanctuary during the Easter break 2018. We found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable about the monkeys they care for, each monkey has its own story about how and why it came to be in the sanctuary. The whole family...More

Thank Eatingout1963
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The site is right on in the coast and is a lovely spot. There are not many enclosures but that’s not really the point. This is not a zoo. You need to spend time to stop and stare and listen to the staff who are...More

Thank Vincent B
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Oliver111112
20 October 2017|
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helengriggsy
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
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Bellenbo
25 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
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