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 360 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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Armed Forces Day Weekend

Join us at this celebratory event to recognise the service and work of our Armed Forces, with fun activities and entertainment for the whole family, including a climbing wall, zipline, WWI assualt course, RAF flypasts, live music and a parade.

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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.

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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.


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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


HRH Countess of Wessex GCVO dedicates memorial to nurses who served in the two World Wars

HRH Countess of Wessex GCVO dedicates memorial to nurses who served in the two World Wars

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Arboretum named Large Visitor Attraction of the year

The Arboretum has been announced as the winner of the Large Visitor Attraction category in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018.

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