A family attraction with purpose


Looking for something different to do on a rainy day in Cornwall?

Pop along to the ShelterBox visitor centre in Truro this summer holiday!

Why not make tracks for the new ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre at our Truro HQ?

Find out more about how ShelterBox responds to natural disasters and conflict. And discover how you can play a part in helping people across the globe to rebuild their own lives.

As a pacesetting disaster aid charity, we source the latest equipment and the fastest delivery methods to send shelter to families when they need it most.

Step inside tents and shelters to hear inspiring stories of how ShelterBox helps survivors of worldwide conflict and natural disasters. And take part in your own, Disaster Challenge with live weather maps and global operations updates.

Opening Times

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
Sunday Closed

Please note that we’re closed on bank holidays.  Please note on Friday 8 September the Visitor Centre will close at 3:00pm
Call +44 (0)1872 302600 for more information.

Suitable for all ages


From family-sized tents designed to withstand the elements to solar lighting and water filtration, you’ll also find out more about the equipment we use and the staff and volunteers who make aid happen.

Ditch the beach and bring the family to Truro town centre to experience a brand new, interactive experience where you’re at the heart of rebuilding the lives of families engulfed by disaster and war.

The ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre is suitable for all ages.

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.

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.”

Alpinter