Kids Love Cornwall Living2019

A day out with a difference

ShelterBox Visitor Centre is a ground breaking, family-friendly attraction in the heart of Truro.

The Shelterbox Visitor Centre tells the story of disaster relief charity, ShelterBox, which started life in rugged west Cornwall and has since grown to make a big impact around the world. With interactive displays, family challenges and the new Weather Lab events, the visitor centre is a day out with a difference that supports ShelterBox’s vital aid work.

Discover the world’s most powerful storms this year at ShelterBox Visitor Centre. Cornwall has some wild winter storms, but they’re just a breeze compared to a Category 5 hurricane. If you want to find out what it’s like to experience one of these huge storms then head to the ShelterBox Visitor Centre’s new exhibition; Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons. Here you can also find out how the Cornish charity prepares for hurricane season, how they track typhoons around the world, and what it takes to get emergency shelter to people in remote communities that have been devastated by cyclones.

You can even have a go at packing a ShelterBox with the items people might need if their home has been hit by a hurricane, and tackle the Hurricane Challenge with your family. Make sure not to miss the Weather Lab, which explains the science behind the storms and has hands-on family friendly weather experiments including the Tornado Tube and Thunder Maker. Open Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm, and to make matters even better – admission is free!

For more information call 01872 302600 or visit