Where our Nation remembers
MEDIA FACT SHEET
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country.
The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities. It employs 50 staff and has over 150 volunteers.
The Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen in October 2007, is the UK's tribute to over 16,000 men and women who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since 1948 to the current conflict in Afghanistan. Names are added annually to the giant Portland stone walls.
The Arboretum welcomes school groups of all ages. With a dedicated education team and resource centre with classrooms, it offers a one stop shop for teachers wanting to arrange stimulating and memorable student visits.
The continual increase in visitor numbers has led to a significant project to create a world-class centre for Remembrance. A £12 million redevelopment campaign is in place for the creation of a world renowned Remembrance Centre worthy of those who give so much to our country.
Designed by award winning Glenn Howells Architects, the new development will include:
Thanks to the generous donations and pledges received to date, the fund is now over half way to its target. The extensive building work will begin in early 2013 and is set for completion in late 2014.
Information for broadcasters
Broadcasters and filmmakers are welcome to use the Arboretum as a filming location. For resourcing and event scheduling reasons please note that permission to film must be sought at least one week in advance. The Arboretum also has archive video footage which can be made available to broadcasters. Please refer to our filming agreement for more information.
For further information about the Arboretum, please call Andrew Baud on:
A full video and photographic library is available.
National Memorial Arboretum
Registered charity number 1043992