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ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fun educational for all family

Went in over half term as my son had been with school before and wanted to go back. Wasn’t sure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
YasminBaird
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Everyone should visit here

In 2000 the charity ShelterBox was founded in Helston, Cornwall and was adopted by the local Rotary... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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Find out how a Cornish charity is transforming despair into hope at Truro's newest visitor attraction; ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre Discover the story of Cornish charity ShelterBox with ground breaking interactive displays at its new...more
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Falcon House Charles Street, Truro TR1 2PH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in over half term as my son had been with school before and wanted to go back. Wasn’t sure what to expect but it was so good! You can pack a box and learn about what is used and how. It’s truly fascinating. My...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. There's more happening at Easter with a new exhibition all about Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons, a new Weather Lab with family activities and a new Disaster Challenge.

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

In 2000 the charity ShelterBox was founded in Helston, Cornwall and was adopted by the local Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard as its millennium project. ShelterBox has now grown into an international organisation, working in partnership with other aid agencies and Rotary Clubs world-wide to provide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thanks for your kind review and your support of our work.

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited here later in the day then we intended. We were shown around with great aplomb by Gillian. I am a Rotarian and with my Club have raised money for many boxes as we know the work is invaluable. It was great to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review the visitor centre. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the Hope and Strength photography exhibition. We've exciting plans for new exhibitions next year so hopefully we'll see you again.

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Shelterbox is a charity carrying out vital life saving work globally and the Visitor Centre offers a free-to-enter opportunity to learn what lies behind those efforts, plus the chance you may meet one of the volunteers vital to the work of this charity while packing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hi Keith Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and took the opportunity to tap into the passion that volunteers bring to ShelterBox.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a wonderful resource for home educated children. We visited on two ocassions with two primary children, two secondary and two college students. The second visit took two hours and has given us material for several weeks of ongoing activities. The centre brings events...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your group's visit. I'll pass your kind comments onto the team you met when you visited. We're always happy to hear that a visit has inspired some learning outcomes.

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and J visited the centre in Truro on Saturday. We were shown around by Mandy who explained really clearly about the different aspects of the Shelterbox and the charity's work. It was a really great experience and brought hone to me how vital...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thanks for your review. Mandy will be so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We are lucky to have such passionate volunteers.

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Popped into the Shelter Box Visitors Centre in Charles Street Truro to see the Hope & Strength photo exhibition showing the work of this great charity in disaster zones. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The visitor centre provides an inspiring insight into what ShelterBox do around the world. It is clear for the enthusiasm of those who work there that they truly care about the charity and the people they support during times of need. The centre itself is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and felt inspired by our work.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Extremely friendly staff give you an introduction to their work across disaster zones. Lots of hands-on things to do and plenty of interesting information. Suitable for all ages, including adults.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

It’s so hard to find places to go that are of interest to teens but this was a rare gem. The 1:1 volunteer guide who showed us around oozed enthusiasm for the charity and was very informative. It was eye opening to see what the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andy B, Manager at ShelterBox Disaster Relief Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thanks for your review. We're happy your teens enjoyed the visitor centre. If they have any ideas about how we can make it even better for visitors of their age then get in touch!

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Lily P
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Andy B | Property representative |
The visitor centre is free to enter for everyone. If you enjoy your visit and wish to show your support for ShelterBox and its charitable work you can make a donation as you leave.
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