Step into the world of disaster response

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

ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre is 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
  • Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons – Explore our new exhibition about the world’s biggest storms
  • Weather Lab – a family friendly way to discover the science behind the storms.
  • Gift Shop –  Explorers will love LuminAid solar powered lights and our gift cards make the perfect present.

Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons

Find out how we help people who’ve lost everything start to rebuild after these devastating storms and help disaster struck communities build resilience against the next storm.

Learn about the storms with your family and tackle the Hurricane Challenge.

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.

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A day out with a difference

Admission is free

Your 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. Even the smallest amount can have a huge impact for a family who’ve lost everything. 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.”