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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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this is a great place to visit as they do a great job

the work these guys do rescuing and looking after the monkeys is amazing the stories are sad but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
phil a
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birmingham
Not your normal zoo... and that’s in a good way!

The Monkey sanctuary is very different to the average zoo experience. All the monkeys here have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pete & Lesley E
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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” (50 reviews)
“pet trade” (43 reviews)
“treetop cafe” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 15:30
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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Reviewed 5 days ago

the work these guys do rescuing and looking after the monkeys is amazing the stories are sad but the outcome is amazing well worth a visit to support them

Thank phil a
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Monkey sanctuary is very different to the average zoo experience. All the monkeys here have been rescued and rehabilitated after some pretty bad circumstances so some are more shy while others love people and come for a good nosey around. Unlike most animal attractions...More

Thank Pete & Lesley E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monkeys have all been rescued, quite often from people who initially had them as pets only to realise as they grew, that they couldn’t cope with them. The staff are so knowledgeable about them that you come away feeling you know each monkey personally....More

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 10 adult and 5 children (age 2-15) a great place to visit and educational too. Staff were obviously passionate about the monkeys and was lovely to hear about their stories and how each one was rescued and the horrible lives they had before...More

Thank C R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to visit the monkey sanctuary whilst on holiday in Looe and absolutely loved it. We enjoyed the lovely gardens, seeing the staff at certain points around the massive enclosures giving talks about them and the arts and crafts table with facepainting, colouring and...More

1  Thank Christy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday for the first time after 'adopting' a monkey (Lodi) online. We called ahead to find out what foods Lodi particularly liked so we could take some extra treats for him and his group, and were pleasantly suprised to be offered a chance...More

Thank TravellingJB_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was the best santuary iv ever been too the monkeys are spoilt well looked after and clean , the folk who look after them are very informative on telling us all about them and answering questions it was a wonderful experience ,nice little cafe...More

Thank Sara E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday as a surprise from my partner. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very educational. The staff are brilliant and know their stuff. Depend out eyes to the pet trade!! So sad!!

Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family here whilst in Cornwall and glad we went. The staff are all hugely committed to the animals, their welfare and their histories and it makes for a heartwarming trip. It is slightly expensive when you are paying for five adults and the...More

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The work of this sanctuary is truly humbling. As a place to visit it should be on your must do list. Family friendly, very informative, an educational experience for all. I shocked to learn that the pet trade in the UK remains mostly unregulated. Humans...More

1  Thank davidandnatalie
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Oliver111112
19 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
24 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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