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 330 memorials.

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Our New Remembrance Centre

Our new Remembrance Centre is now open.

New Remembrance Centre

October Half Term

There's lots for families to enjoy at the Arboretum this autumn.

October Half Term

Sundown on the Somme - Light and Sound Installation

As our Somme 100 commemoration events come to a close, join us for this special evening event.

Somme 100

The National Memorial Arboretum is open daily throughout the year from 9am – 5pm. There are more than 330 memorials in our grounds including the Armed Forces Memorial, which is presently inaccessible due to essential maintenance work. All other memorials within our grounds are unaffected by this work. View a full list of the memorials in our grounds and start planning your visit

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.

Book your Stay

Events For Everyone

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

Forthcoming Events


New £15.7 million Remembrance Centre opens this Friday

The National Memorial Arboretum will take a giant step forward in the realisation of its Remembrance vision this Friday (21 October). Following a successful fundraising campaign and a final generous contribution from The Royal British Legion to close the appeal, the doors will open on our £15.7 million Remembrance Centre and visitors will be able to embark on an emotional journey of discovery.

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SMS time capsule interred for 100 years with help from local young people

With the help of local young people, including pre-school children, our SMS time capsule was buried in Heroes’ Square on Monday 12 November 2016 in the shadow of our new £15.7m Remembrance Centre.

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