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.

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A Time to Remember

As the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance, the Arboretum is host to around 200 commemorative events each year. We are the only UK site to observe a daily act of Remembrance with two-minutes silence.

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Our Next Big Event

Our Twilight Trek will give visitors the opportunity to see the Arboretum as never before, surrounded by the setting sun.

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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.

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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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Prince Harry to attend Bastion service and memorial unveiling

His Royal Highness Prince Harry will attend a Service of Dedication on Thursday 11 June to inaugurate the Bastion Memorial, and remember those who lost their lives during combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Service of Dedication at the Armed Forces Memorial

A ceremony to remember and give thanks to those who gave their lives in the Service of their country in 2014 took place at National Memorial Arboretum on Monday 18th May 2015.

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National Memorial Arboretum Sets Date for £15.7M Transformation as Fundraising Reaches Milestone

The National Memorial Arboretum, part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, has reached a major milestone in its £15.7m fundraising appeal.

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