Step into the world of disaster response

ShelterBox responds to natural disasters and conflict, providing shelter for families who've lost everything.

Discover a unique visitor experience in the heart of Cornwall.

Discover our story at the ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre – a ground breaking new visitor attraction in the heart of Truro where you’ll find out what it takes to respond to disasters around the world.

There’s lots to do for all ages and a visit is the perfect solution to a rainy Cornish day.

  • Try packing a ShelterBox – see if you can fit everything a family might need into our iconic green ShelterBoxes
  • Can your complete the Disaster Challenge with your family? Pick up a leaflet and hunt for clues around the visitor centre
  • Pick a perfect Christmas gift and have a go at Christmas crafts like making your own stocking
  • Minecraft – can you build a tent or make a massive ShelterBox in Minecraft Creative?

What's on at ShelterBox

Christmas late night opening – 28 November to 19 December

This Christmas the visitor centre will be open for Truro’s late night shopping – every Wednesday between 28 November and 19 December Find out more

Take a break from the crowds and entertain your family with carol singing, warm drinks, craft activities and mulled cider – all for free. It’s a great chance to pick up a unique gift from our shop, with the added benefit of helping support our work around the world.

Don’t miss carol singing from our very own ShelterBox choir on December 19th at 6.30pm.

Discover our range of perfect Christmas presents and gifts

LuminAid solar lanterns, water bottles, gift cards, Christmas cards, picnic blankets, books and more are available in our small gift shop.

A day out with a difference

The Hope and Strength exhibition is open until 24 November 2018

Admission is free

You visit is free but please remember that every donation helps us fund vital disaster relief all over the world. You’ll leave with an understanding of the special hope and help that this very unique Cornish charity brings to families in need. 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.

Education group visits

Term has started and ShelterBox is ready to welcome your class for an educational and eye-opening trip to the visitor centre. We have specific learning programmes for a variety of Key Stages and can accommodate Further Education groups too. Book a school or learning group to ShelterBox



Our Sponsors

The Aid Zone has been kindly sponsored by Alpinter

Our sponsors

Alpinter provide ShelterBox with a vast variety of items, from  family tents, blankets, kitchen sets to tarpaulins for Shelterkits.

The 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.”