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 300 memorials including the Armed Forces Memorial.

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Securing our Future

This summer, work to transform our existing visitor centre will begin and we will start to develop our 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 will remain open throughout the works.

Vision - Our future

Armed Forces Memorial

Following the award of a £3 million LIBOR fines grant to the Arboretum and with further support from The Royal British Legion, the Armed Forces Memorial is to undergo a year-long programme of repairs and improvements, starting on 12 November.

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Our Next Event

Find perfect, unique gifts and festive treats at our Christmas Gift and Food Fair.

Christmas Gift and Food Fair

Please note - The Armed Forces Memorial is closed to the public for approximately 12 months; the other memorials, 150 acres of woodlands and gardens and visitor centre remain open throughout the works. A temporary display of the names engraved on the Armed Forces Memorial is available in our amphitheatre. We apologise for any inconvenience and upset this may cause. Find out more about the programme of works here.


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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.


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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Armed Forces Memorial programme of improvement announced

LIBOR fines grant accelerates plans for new stone-paved surfaces, pathways and lighting

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