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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Visiting Us

We will be limiting the number of people able to access our site each day. It will be essential that visitors book in a vehicle before they visit via our online booking platform.

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Outdoor Escape Challenge

Take part in one of two outdoor escape games set in the grounds of the Arboretum, inspired by the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

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Tribute Tiles

Remember a loved one at the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance.

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The National Memorial Arboretum is now open for pre-booked visitors only. In order to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and team members, there is a limited capacity on site, booking will be required, queuing systems, and one way pathways through the Remembrance Centre and Heroes’ Square. Additional measures are in place, including hygiene screens and extra cleaning.

From Saturday 1 August we will be opening our main restaurant to visitors between 12noon and 4pm for pre-booked dining. We have a smaller capacity than normal due to social distancing, so please ensure you speak to our foodservices team to book your table as your arrive at the Arboretum, if you would like to dine inside. We are unable to take bookings in advance of your visit. Our current carry out offer, including breakfast snacks from 10am, will still be available with seating provided in Heroes’ Square. Our event building, Aspects, will also be offering hot drinks and treats from 11am each day. The BBQ service will finish on Friday 31 July.

The Arboretum shop is also open. The Land Train is operating a limited service, but other daily activities, including guided walks and talks will not take place until further notice. Toilet facilities in the Remembrance Centre will be open. 

Bookings must be made on line and only visitors pre-booking a vehicle will be granted access to site. Further information and details on how to book can be found here.

VJ Day Notice: Please note the FEPOW Memorial Building and Far East Area of the Arboretum will be inaccessible to the public from 9am Friday 14 August to 3pm Saturday 15 August. 

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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.

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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.

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National Memorial Arboretum receives emergency grant from National Lottery

National Memorial Arboretum receives emergency grant from National Lottery

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New Tattoo Exhibition Tells Powerful Tales of Loyalty and Loss

Tribute Ink, a powerful unique exhibition curated in partnership by the National Memorial Arboretum, The Royal British Legion and The Ministry of Defence was launched at the Arboretum yesterday.

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