Arboretum Receives Emergency Grant

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The National Memorial Arboretum will remain open to pre-booked visitors from the local area for outdoor exercise. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate or shield should not visit the site at this time.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets remain available. A limited take-away service is available from our Coffee Shop kiosk.

We are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant and our talks and tours are unavailable. Our Gift Shop is closed. 

Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

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The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has been awarded a £100,000 emergency grant from a new funding scheme established by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Created to support organisations hit by the global pandemic, the Heritage Emergency Fund contributed toward the cost of ongoing essential grounds and memorial maintenance while the 150-acre woodland and garden site was closed to the public.

Philippa Rawlinson, Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum, said: “We are proud of our status as the nation’s year-round centre of remembrance and were devasted when we had to close our doors in March. It was a fantastic moment when we were finally able to welcome the public back to the Arboretum for pre-booked visits from 8 June and visitors were able to explore our 150-acre site once again.

“This grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund helped ensure the Arboretum was kept in peak condition as essential maintenance to memorials and our grounds continued to be delivered by our incredible team throughout lockdown. The lockdown has created some big financial challenges, so this gift is really important to us. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to National Lottery players for their support.”