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

Somme 100

In partnership with The Royal British Legion, the National Memorial Arboretum will be commemorating the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme with activities and events taking place between the 30th June and 18th November 2016.

The Battle of Jutland

We will be marking the Centenary of the Battle of Jutland with a formal service of Remembrance at the Naval Service Memorial on the 31st May and, between the 28th May and 3rd June, our naval themed family activities will help our younger visitors learn more about this significant event where more than 6,000 Royal Navy and 2,500 German sailors lost their lives.

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The National Memorial Arboretum is open daily throughout the year from 9am – 5pm. There are more than 320 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


Topping out ceremony marks major milestone

Construction work on our new £15.7m Remembrance Centre officially reached the half-way mark when the highest stone to clad the roof was put in place during a topping out ceremony.

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‘Paws for Remembrance’ walk strikes a chord with dog lovers

Nearly 400 dogs and humans braved the elements on Valentine’s Day to take part in first ‘Paws for Remembrance’ walk.

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