Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion characters whose individual stories are brought to life during your visit.
The Sanctuary is also home to fun loving otters, playful penguins and potty paddock animals.
Explore behind the scenes at the heart of marine rescue in Cornwall’s only working Seal Hospital. See how we carry out life-saving work with our animals and nurture our new arrivals. You can also experience what it takes to become a marine expert. From a sneak peek at our food preparation area, to getting hands on in our hospital pup pen you’ll get an insight into the science behind the Sanctuary. We also have a host of special activities to celebrate this year please check out our events tab for full details.
Tucked against the picturesque backdrop of the Helford River, the Sanctuary is a designated site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our 42 acre centre also boasts a woodland quiz trail, café with undercover seating and two gift shops. Don’t miss out on our great all year round events calendar.
Cornwall Today Awards 2013 - Best Contribution to Wildlife and Conservation Award
Adult - £15.50
Child - £12.50
Concession - £14.50
Under 3's go free
Save up to 30% off by booking online at sealsanctuary.sealifetrust.org
Please visit our website for our opening times sealsanctuary.sealifetrust.org . Dogs on leads always welcome. Groups discounts available for advanced bookings of 10 or more.
Events at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Rescue to Release: A 360 Virtual experience
Join us for our summer event ‘Rescue to Release: A 360 Virtual experience’ bringing you face to face with our rescued seal pups on their journey to being released back into the wild. Learn about our rescue work, see behind the scenes of our seal hospital and join our pups for feeding time – all in virtual reality! As our final rescued pups have been released back into the wild, our Virtual Reality experience allows you to get closer to the animals than our animal care team do and to go through the stages of rehabilitation with our pups.
The Stowes - Music Nights
You won't want to miss our final music night here at the Sanctuary! Joining us on Wednesday 28th August are The Stowes,a three-piece Celtic Folk Band from Cornwall, UK. who play traditional and self-penned folk songs and sea shanties and splice them with Jigs and Reels to create an up tempo, upbeat performance.
From 4pm, you can sing along with the seals and enjoy some live music with our BBQ, beer and soft drinks also available.
Our music nights are included in entry so you can use your 12 months free entry to come along!