Situated in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest, the Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. Our maturing woodland landscape is home to over 320 memorials.

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Securing our Future

Work to transform our existing visitor centre has started. We are developing new exhibition, learning, restaurant and retail facilities along with a new outdoor space, Heroes’ Square, which will lead visitors out into the wider site. We are open throughout the works.

Vision - Our future

Government consultation launched

Your views are welcomed by the Government in respect of a proposed new memorial to the British victims of overseas terrorism.

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Our next events

There's something for everyone at the Arboretum this spring. Discover hidden corners and uncover the stories behind more than 300 memorials at the Arboretum this half term.

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The National Memorial Arboretum is open daily from 9am until dusk.

Please note: The Armed Forces Memorial is currently inaccessible due to essential maintenance work. All other memorials within our grounds are unaffected by this work and remain accessible to our visitors.

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.

About the Memorials

Support the Arboretum

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


Extend Your Visit

With so much to see on our site, many of our visitors choose to extend their stay using nearby accommodation.

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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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Veterans' memories inspire students' giant montage at the Arboretum

A giant montage created by a group of Year 12 students from Aldridge School is unveiled at the Arboretum.

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Record numbers of Christmas trees donated to the Arboretum

Our grounds team have spotted an interesting change in the type of Christmas trees that local consumers chose in 2015, after hundreds of people responded to our appeal for used Christmas trees for recycling.

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