Truro's new visitor attraction
At ShelterBox we do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organisation in rugged West Cornwall in the UK and have grown to make a big impact across the world.
Discover our story at the ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre – a ground breaking new visitor attraction in the heart of Truro.
- Pack a ShelterBox – see if you can fit everything a family would need to start rebuilding their lives into our famous green ShelterBoxes.
- Could you make the decision to deploy to a disaster zone?
- Step inside tents and shelters to hear inspiring stories of how ShelterBox helps survivors of worldwide conflict and natural disasters.
- Find out how we get aid to the people that need it the most, using some surprising modes of transport.
- Hear the stories of survivors of disasters who have rebuilt their lives thanks to your support
A family day out
Families are at the heart of what we do at ShelterBox. The visitor centre has activities that your family can try and is the perfect solution to a rainy Cornish day.
We provide aid with families in mind, including family-sized tents designed to withstand the elements and school boxes so children can continue to learn even in a disaster or conflict zone.
Admission is free
You visit is free but please remember that every donation helps us fund vital disaster relief all over the world. Your support will make a difference to someone, giving them the shelter they need to start rebuilding their lives. Ask us about regular giving or make a donation to show your support for ShelterBox.
What’s on at ShelterBox in 2018
We’ve got a great programme of events taking place throughout the year.
Don’t miss the Virtual Reality Disaster Challenge in May half term (26 May to 2 June). Find out more.
Hope and Strength – 10 September to 24 November
Four leading photographers Olly Burn, Tom Stoddart, Veronique de Viguerie and Dougie Wallace have helped us to pay tribute to the incredible hope and strength of the people we meet. Visit the Hope & Strength webpage to find out more about this amazing exhibition which will be displayed in the visitor centre this autumn.
|Monday||10:00 – 16:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 16:00|
|Weds||10:00 – 16:00|
|Thursday||10:00 – 16:00|
|Friday||10:00 – 16:00|
|Saturday||10:00 – 16:00|
Call +44 (0)1872 302600 for more information. Group bookings welcome.
The Aid Zone has been kindly sponsored by Alpinter
Alpinter provide ShelterBox with a vast variety of items, from family tents, blankets, kitchen sets to tarpaulins for Shelterkits.
ShelterBox mission is to be able to assist the families hit by disasters as fast and efficiently as possible, with the best possible aid. This is how we can help.”