A unique learning experience for schools


Visitors can share the things special to them that they'd save in a disaster.
What do you really need if a disaster strikes?

Why bring a school group to ShelterBox?

  • A visit to ShelterBox develops understanding of basic concepts of home, shelter and need, as well as more thoughtful awareness of how the charity is part of a global community offering help and hope in times of natural disaster and population displacement.
  • Pupils find a visit to ShelterBox a very interactive, memorable and positive experience. We ask them to empathise with people caught up in a natural disaster and to imagine what life might be like in the first days and weeks. They take away a strong message of how the actions of volunteers and fundraisers from their own communities make a huge difference to families in desperate need.
  • We offer a high quality, stimulating learning environment and a chance to meet members of the ShelterBox team.
  • School visits are free. We believe there is more value in inspiring  young visitors to get involved in their community – so we ask visiting school groups to make a commitment to fundraising for ShelterBox.

Find out more about the activities we offer

We suggest you allow about 1 hour 30 minutes for your visit. Coach drop off/collection is possible outside ShelterBox on Charles Street. Coaches can park at Truro coach park and minibuses in Moorfield car park.

Download a Group Visit Booking Form 2019 and return to [email protected]

Enjoy a full day out in Truro with Royal Cornwall Museum and ShelterBox

Why not bring your group for a full day out in Truro and combine your morning visit to ShelterBox with an afternoon at the Royal Cornwall Museum? At ShelterBox we have a space for groups to bring their pack lunch and the museum is a five minute walk away. You can find out more about the museum’s programme for education providers and learning groups here: www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/learning