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

We will be commemorating the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme between the 1 July and 18 November with a programme of events and activities.

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Summer Holiday Activities

There is a lot for families to do this summer holiday at the National Memorial Arboretum, with a range of interactive family activities taking place between the 27 July and 31 August.

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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


National Scout Memorial Dedicated at the Arboretum

The first national memorial to Scouting was dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum today.

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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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