DISCOVER THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

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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Our New Remembrance Centre

Our new Remembrance Centre will open to the public on Friday 21 October. In the meantime, we remain open as usual.

New Remembrance Centre

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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Twilight Trek

Join us as the sun begins to set for our annual Twilight Trek. Back by popular demand this atmospheric event offers a rare opportunity for visitors to explore the Arboretum at sunset.

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Visitors are advised that, due to a large event, on Saturday 1 October special parking arrangements will apply at the Arboretum. Visitors, including blue badge holders, travelling in cars and coaches will be required to park at Catton Hall. A free access friendly park and ride shuttle service will operate between the Arboretum and Catton Hall throughout the day. For further details about the event and parking arrangements please click here.

The National Memorial Arboretum is open daily throughout the year from 9am – 5pm. There are more than 330 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.

Donate

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

LATEST NEWS FROM THE ARBORETUM

SMS time capsule interred for 100 years with help from local young people

With the help of local young people, including pre-school children, our SMS time capsule was buried in Heroes’ Square on Monday 12 November 2016 in the shadow of our new £15.7m Remembrance Centre.

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Arboretum 100-Year Time Capsule Project Launched

Buried mobile phone will give future generations an insight into the importance we place on Remembrance.

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