ShelterBox Visitor Centre

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ShelterBox is a Cornish charity that responds to natural disasters and conflict, providing emergency shelter for families who've lost everything.

Our visitor centre is a ground breaking 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.​

Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons - a major exhibition for 2019 about the world's biggest storms. Don't miss the family friendly new Weather Lab where you can make thunder and discover the science behind the storms, hear from survivors and find out how ShelterBox helps people rebuild their lives.

Admission is free.


  • Baby Changing
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Shop
  • WC
  • WiFi Available

Opening Times

  Open Closed
Monday 10am 4pm
Tuesday 10am 4pm
Wednesday 10am 4pm
Thursday 10am 4pm
Friday 10am 4pm
Saturday 10am 4pm

We are closed on Thursday 19th September from 12.30pm

If you'd like to arrange a group or school visit please download our booking form through our website.

Contact Details

The Shelterbox Trust,
Falcon House
Charles Street

Telephone: 01872302600

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