During the winter months the Coffee Shop operates with reduced opening hours. Please call us ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment.  

On Monday 28 January we will have a limited lunchtime food offer available in our restaurant. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Temporary Exhibitions

Our diverse programme of temporary exhibitions changes throughout the year. Our current exhibition programme includes:

Medals for the Future

Ceramicist Clare Twomey’s installation of porcelain medals is a lasting record of the historic Armistice centenary. A hundred medals rest upon wooden benches, a fragile memento of a moment when people gathered to remember.

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Making Peace

During the centenary year of the Armistice, four artists have been observing how visitors to the Arboretum reconcile themselves with past conflicts. Each artist has created a piece of artwork inspired by the Arboretum and the deeply personal ways that people try to make peace.

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Mighty Oaks, Coiled Clay

The Arboretums clay soil, for which Staffordshire is world-famous, allows young trees to thrive. Mark Frith’s graphite illustrations offer a glimpse into the future of the trees at the Arboretum, and Charlotte Barker’s contemporary sculptures are shaped from materials which are at the heart of Staffordshire.

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