New for 2019

Discover the power of storms with our new exhibition on Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons. Opens Easter 2019

What’s On in 2019

Look out for exciting new events coming to the visitor centre in 2019.

Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons

Our major new exhibition opens at Easter.

Find out how we help people who’ve lost everything start to rebuild after these devastating storms. Step into our Weather Lab to discover the science behind the storms. Look out for family activities and fun science experiments during school holidays and half terms.

Enter the storm

ShelterBox Film Nights

February 28th – Dheepan

March 28th – Human Flow



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
  • Get hands on with our tents, shelters and aid items like LuminAid solar powered lights

A day out with a difference

The Hope and Strength exhibition is open until 24 November 2018

Admission is free

Your 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

Virtual Visitor Centre

If you can’t make it to Truro or want to see what our visitor centre looks like then you can explore our virtual visitor centre here.



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.”