Discover the National Memorial Arboretum

Situated in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest, the Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance.

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Illuminated Arboretum

From 11 - 20 December wander through the woodlands washed with colour, listen to the subtle sounds of the landscape and be captivated by the memorials shown in another light.

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Christmas at the Arboretum

The Arboretum is the perfect place to gather with family and friends this winter.

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The Arborealists

Be inspired by paintings, drawings and illustrations by The Arborealists, an international group of artists joined by a shared love of trees.

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Illuminated Arboretum | Monday 16 December

We will be making the decision as to whether we will be running this evening's, Monday 16 December, Illuminated Arboretum by no later than 2pm this afternoon. We will be advising visitors of our decision through social media, on website and via email (where we hold one in our records).

Cancellation is always a very last resort as we don't like to upset our visitors' plans or disappoint unless absolutely necessary, but the safety of our visitors, team and contractors is always our priority.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. If you have any questions, please contact us on 01283 245 100.





Christmas Opening Hours: 

Christmas Eve 9am to 3pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 10am to 4pm
New Years Eve 9am to 3pm
New Years Day 10am to 4pm

Plan Your Visit

Prepare for a memorable visit with our helpful guidance, local knowledge and travel information.

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A Memorable Visit for Everyone

With 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife, there is something for everyone at the Arboretum.

What's here

Our Woodland Landscape

Our living landscape features over 30,000 maturing trees and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

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Our Memorials

Our site features over 300 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to tell and fascinating symbolism to discover.

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Support the Arboretum

Discover the many ways you can support the National Memorial Arboretum, a UK registered charity.


Plan your Event

The National Memorial Arboretum is a stunning venue for your meetings, conferences and outdoor events.

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Events For Everyone

Throughout the year, we hold a range of enjoyable events and activities from annual commemorations to seasonal experiences.

Forthcoming Events


Arboretum Celebrates Award-Winning Events Building

Arboretum Celebrates Award-Winning Events Building

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National Memorial Arboretum Appoints New Managing Director

Philippa Rawlinson has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum.

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