About the Memorials

The Arboretum is home to some many moving and unusual memorials, many of which are visible from the Visitor Centre.

They fall into several categories:

* Military
* Civil Services (Police, Fire & Rescue Service, Ambulance)
* Charities
* Local organisations
* Overseas organisations
A list of all the memorials at the Arboretum can be viewed by clicking on ‘more’ below.

If you are interested in information about other War Memorials, the North East War Memorials Project aims to record every War Memorial located between the rivers Tweed and Tees.

This is an alphabetical listing of all the memorials at the Arboretum. They are all detailed in the National Memorial Arboretum Guidebook available from the Visitor Centre for £6.50, and the numbers refer to the memorial location on the detailed site mapavailable for £3, again from the Visitor Centre.

As a rough guide, numbers 100-199 are in the area between the entrance and the main buildings; numbers 200-299 are to the north and west of the main buildings but in close proximity; numbers 300-399 are to the east in the area around and leading to the Armed Forces Memorial; and numbers 400-499 are to the north but further away

Click here to see a full list of all the memorials at the Arboretum.

"I only found out about the Arboretum the week before I was meant to come to England from Australia for a holiday. I made a detour to visit and it was well worth the trip.The Polish Armed Forces Memorial was very moving and portrayed the effort and sacrifice the Polish soldiers made during World War II. The saddest part was seeing all the blank space on the Armed Forces Memorial.
One wishes that that space will remain blank, but the fact is that new names will have to be added."

Maddie, Australia