National Lobster Hatchery

Visit the National Lobster Hatchery and see for yourself how science is helping to conserve the fishing tradition in Cornwall and beyond. From baby lobsters to giant lobsters and crabs, the Visitor Centre offers a window into the hatchery. We release around 30,000 baby lobsters a year off the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and you and your family can see the baby lobsters growing up, ready to be released. You can even adopt a lobster of your own for just £2.50.

The main attraction has to be seeing the young lobsters growing up ready to be released, but we also have our resident giant lobster “Herman” and Edible and Spider Crabs. We display a wealth of information about lobsters, the fishery and marine conservation, as well as activities for all ages. We also have a gift shop area with sea-life related goods and a range of books about marine life and Cornwall.

South Quay
PL28 8BL
T:  01841 533877