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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RAF 100

In this anniversary year, join us in celebrating 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force at the Arboretum. From 1 April we will have a full programme of activity taking place, including family activities, events and exhibitions.

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May Half Term Activities

Young visitors will enjoy participating in our May half term activities, which will include 'Making an Impression' make and take activities with artist Benny Semp, and the chance to see a replica Mark XI Spitfire Aircraft!

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Landscapes of Life Exhibition

Our Landscapes of Life Exhibition is suitable for visitors of all ages and will set the scene for your visit around our site. Visit the exhibition to journey through the history of Remembrance, experience the Arboretum through the seasons, walk through our digital poppy field, visit our temporary exhibition gallery and record your own personal memories.

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The National Memorial Arboretum takes the privacy of our visitors and supporters very seriously and we want to assure you that your personal information is safe with us, and we will never sell your details. At the Arboretum we believe in being open and up-front, so we have developed our Privacy Promise and Policy. The policy details where, why and how we collect your personal information and for what purpose we collect it. The policy also provides further information about your rights and how, if required you can update your personal information with the Arboretum. You can view the full policy here or contact us via post, email or telephone for further 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.


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The National Memorial Arboretum is a stunning venue for your meetings, conferences and outdoor events.

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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


'Still Water' Memorial Dedicated to remember British Victims of Overseas Terrorism

Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, joined the family members of those killed by terrorist acts overseas to dedicate new memorial 'Still Water'.

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Arboretum announced as Coach Friendly Attraction of the year at British Coach Tourism Awards 2018

The UK’s best coach tour operators, destinations, visitor attractions, hotels, and tourism industry suppliers, were honoured last night (21 March) at the 2018 British Coach Tourism Awards.

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