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

World War I Children's Backpacks

Our children's backpacks are full of gadgets and tools to help children learn more about the Arboretum and life on the front line during World War I. On Wednesdays and at weekends during the school holidays costumed interpreters will also be onsite in our replica World War I above ground trench.

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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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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


Stunning sculpture is centrepiece of exhibition commemorating blinded veterans

A new free exhibition at the Arboretum commemorates those who lost their sight in the First World War. Developed in partnership with Blind Veterans UK, it showcases Johanna Domke-Guyot’s (Marshall) extraordinary sculpture, ‘Victory over Blindness’ and is open to the public till 3 December 2017.

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Service to commemorate 35th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict

The commemorative service, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, is being organised by the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982

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