Following the current national lockdown, the HCC is now closed until further notice.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of small British businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for them to survive. The Hemsley Conservation Centre is one of these businesses.
The staff at the centre cannot simply lock the doors and stay at home. The centre is home to almost 70 different species who need around the clock heating, food and care.
Almost all of our species also rely on heat to keep them not only warm in the winter but also alive and with no visitors for the foreseeable future a £1,500 monthly electricity bill eats directly into our already high costs. This is without our other overheads including, specialist feeds, unexpected veterinary bills, staff wages and other costs.
The centre is home to a wide range of fascinating species and by supporting us you are contributing directly to the welfare and care of them. In return for your support we can offer you some fantastic items which you can enjoy in the near future!
Thank you for taking the time to read and visit this page and your ongoing support is appreciated by both animals and the dedicated staff.
Please, if you can, consider supporting us via one of the ways below!
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Of all things on our wish list, we are currently most in need of food-related items, such as the Arabic gum, which is an essential part of our monkey's diets!
ArE YoU OpEn?
In line with the national lockdown, we will be closed until further notice from the 5th January 2021.
I'm A MeMbER, wHaT wIlL HaPpEN TO mY mEMEBERShiP?
We hope that you will continue your membership as normal throughout the time we are closed as a great way of supporting us, but we also understand that you may feel you would like to extend the membership to compensate for the closure period. If you would like to do so, please email
CAn I stIlL pUrChAse TiCkEts?
Yes, you can still purchase tickets now which will really help support us, which can be booked for a later date when we re-open.
I HaVe An aNiMAL eXpErIencE, wHaT hApPenS NoW?
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