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

Twilight Trek

Join us as the sun begins to set for our annual Twilight Trek. Back by popular demand this atmospheric event offers a rare opportunity for visitors to explore the Arboretum at sunset.

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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.

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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


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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Arboretum 100-Year Time Capsule Project Launched

Buried mobile phone will give future generations an insight into the importance we place on Remembrance.

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