The Arboretum is situated in the centre of England on Croxall Road, Alrewas in Staffordshire. It is easy to reach from any part of the country and is close to all the Midlands motorways.
The Arboretum is open every day, except Christmas Day, between 9am and 5pm.In the winter months the grounds close at dusk but the Visitor Centre generally remains open until 5pm.
During summer months the last admission is at 4.30pm (unless otherwise stated).
"A wonderful place to reflect
You're welcome to visit the Arboretum free of charge. Donations are appreciated to help us to maintain and develop the site.
Parking is available for cars, coaches, motorcycles and bicycles.
Visitors arriving independently by car should be aware that a maximum parking charge of £3.00 per day applies (pay and display). There is no charge for coaches or motorcycles.
Please note: all monies from parking fees are given directly to the charity and help to ensure the Arboretum remains a free entry site.
Coach Operators should always book their arrival times with the Arboretum on 01283 792 333 to avoid disappointment.
Guidebook and Map
The National Memorial Arboretum Guidebook is available from the Visitor Centre for £6.50. As well as helping to explain the many memorials across the site and the symbolism of the landscape, it makes a wonderful memento of your visit. You can order your copy or reserve it for collection on your day of visit by calling our shop on 01283 792 333 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A detailed map of the site is also available from the Visitor Centre for just £3.00, to help you find your way around the 150 acres and over 200 memorials.
As well as purchasing a map or guidebook to navigate your way around the grounds, you may need help to find a particular dedication. Our team are always happy to help visitors find memorials, paviours, benches and trees located across the Arboretum.
Please ask at Reception, where a member of our team will be happy to perform a dedication search on your behalf. Please note in order to help the search we will require as much information as possible, including the correct spelling of any names. To help you navigate to the dedication we can provide you with a small map, as a guide. There is no charge for this service however a small donation is appreciated to help cover the administration costs.
Accessibility information can be found on our Plan your visit page.
VISITORS WITH DOGS
Working assistance dogs accompanying their handlers are welcome at this site. Other dogs are not allowed in the formal grounds of the Arboretum, or on or near the memorials. Visitors wanting to walk dogs on the site should use the public footpath only and are asked to keep them on leads at all times. A map of the footpath can be collected from Reception. Please note that the Arboretum parking area provides no shade for dogs left in cars.
If you would like more information prior to your visit please visit our FAQ page, for a list of frequently asked questions. If we have not answered your question please contact us.