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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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Great little find!

We had no idea this place existed until arriving in Looe and looking at various tourist leaflets... read more

Reviewed today
BSnowdon
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Expensive

We went for a couple of hours. Expensive to get in for the time you were there. Very informative... read more

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Melissa K
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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.
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  • Average11%
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“rescued monkeys” (48 reviews)
“pet trade” (41 reviews)
“play area” (26 reviews)
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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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"gift shop"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"few hours"
in 51 reviews
"face painting"
in 15 reviews
"their lives"
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"keep up the good work"
in 13 reviews
"worthy cause"
in 11 reviews
"large enclosures"
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"giving talks"
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"free entry"
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"monkey business"
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"couple of hours"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed today

We had no idea this place existed until arriving in Looe and looking at various tourist leaflets. Well what a great place, set in the cliff side grounds of an old Gothic Edwardian house. The staff were so friendly and informative about all the rescued...More

Thank BSnowdon
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went for a couple of hours. Expensive to get in for the time you were there. Very informative some staff friendlier than others.

Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved our afternoon at the Monkey sanctuary- walked around, heard about the monkeys and played in the playground with our son. It truly was a fabulous place to visit - especially hearing about the backgrounds of each monkey and how they had progressed and improved...More

Thank ldt29112016
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Reviewed 2 days ago

my wife and i were shocked as to the way people treated the monkeys but thanks to the kindness of the people who look after them now they can have a better life ,the keepers are so knowledgeable and could tell you everthing about the...More

Thank lennydiane
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked from Looe along the coast to visit and back which made this into a nice walk and visit to the sanctuary. We left Looe about 10.30am and got back about 3pm including a late lunch on the route back. The sanctuary is well...More

Thank happymummy2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely setting and knowledgeable staff with interesting history of the animals but --- we only saw 2 wooly monkeys and 4 or 5 capuchins.Apparently they look after 40 or so monkeys.If so where are they and maybe they should note feed times on website...More

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With two young children you would expect this to be the place to come. I had my reservations before going but was convinced by family to go . 45 minutes and £35 later we were back in the car. We see a total of 6...More

1  Thank James O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family. Was a great day and we enjoyed talks with extremely realistic and amazingly knowledgeable staff. It's a shame that these monkeys have ended up in capture but also great to see how well they are looked after. I would def...More

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before visiting the monkey sanctuary we read the reviews which were mixed. We have a 8 and 14 year old, we all found the staff brilliant who were giving talks at every monkey enclosure. Very knowledgeable and obviously love taking care of the monkeys. It...More

1  Thank AmyBauckham1978
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day out here and my husband booked a 'feeding the monkeys' experience for me for my birthday - the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Polly C
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Liz s
1 July 2018|
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Was very busy in May.
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Oliver111112
20 October 2017|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
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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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