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ShelterBox Visitor Centre

Truro, Cornwall, England

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  • Couple reading display at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Take an insight look into charity work at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro. The whole family will have a chance to get involved in the interactive displays.

There’s always a helpful volunteer at hand to give you a tour and answer your questions about the mission of ShelterBox. Exploring the Visitor Centre often prompts kids to get involved in educational discussions about serious topics, such as disasters and war.

Take the opportunity to peek inside tents and shelters, and find out what it takes to move aid quickly to a disaster zone. Kids can get involved and pack up their own survival box. Working out what’s needed depending on the climate and handling a real survival kit keeps little ones engaged.

  • Learn about how ShelterBox helps people around the world
  • Great hands on experiences for children
  • Perfect to do on a rainy day


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Falcon House, Charles Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PH, England


Click here to visit ShelterBox Visitor Centre's website
01872 302600

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed

Baby food facilities

There are baby food warming facilities.

Public transport

ShelterBox visitor centre is located at ShelterBox HQ in the heart of Truro. It’s a short walk from the Cathedral and right next to Moorfield car park. It’s also a five minute walk from the train station and park and ride drop off point.


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