Self-led visits

Our self-led resources are aimed at teachers and group leaders who wish to make the most of any self-led time at the National Memorial Arboretum. We ask that all groups planning a self-led visit to the Arboretum to complete a booking form in advance of your visit.

Landscapes of Life Exhibition

£3 per student or £5.75 with audio guide - one free adult per ten students.

Journey through a history of Remembrance from ancient burial mound rituals through to contemporary social media tributes. Surround yourself by the changing seasons as you travel through a year in the Arboretum. Discover the stories behind some of our memorials and explore the symbolism in their designs. Enjoy walking through our path of leaves, revealing the poppy field beneath. Compliment your literacy sessions by enabling pupils to recount a personal remembrance story in our memory booth. This includes entry to the current exhibition in gallery two. (Included in the £5.75 price, is a hand held audio guide interpreting 93 of our most popular memorials).


Self-Led Activity Resources

All of our self-led resources are free to download; however, a suggested donation of £1 per download is appreciated.

These resources are aimed at teachers and group leaders who wish to make the most of any self-led time and help develop key skills such as problem solving and team work. They are a helpful starting point for any pre-visit classroom time, and can be used separately or as a complete set.

Teachers and group leaders may also download the Teacher’s Handbook which gives answers to the sheets and provides overview notes of the activities to help further develop learning.

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The resources are designed for children and young people from KS2-4, and are themed for different memorials/topics:


Memorial Design Presentation

Our memorial design presentation will support your own lessons and projects. The presentation includes pictures and information about a variety of memorials at the Arboretum.


We look forward to welcoming you soon.