We are very proud of the experience that we provide those who visit the National Memorial Arboretum.

As well as being a Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction we have received Coach Friendly Status from the Confederation of Passenger Transport.

We have also been recognised for our work both independently and alongside some of the organisations we work with.  


  • The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2019
    Best Museum Or Visitor Attraction Gift Shop  - Winner
    The Greats Awards recognise and celebrate the top independent and multiple gift retailers.
  • VisitEngland Gold Accolade
    The VisitEngland Accolades recognise the quality of visitor experiences across England.
  • National Landscape Awards 2018 - Winner
  • Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2018
    Guided Tour of the Year - Gold

    Best Tourism Experience of the Year - Silver
  • Burton Mail Business Awards
    Leisure and Hospitality - Highly Commended 
  • VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
    Large Visitor Attraction of the year 2018 - Gold
  • British Coach Tourism Awards 2018
    Coach Friendly Attraction of the Year - Winner
  • Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2017
    Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Winner.
  • RIBA West Midlands Regional Award 2017
    RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year Award 2017
    RIBA National Award 2017
    The RIBA awards are regarded internationally and recognise the best architecture, architects, research and students. A RIBA Regional Award is given to a UK building for its regional importance as a piece of architecture.  The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture. 
  • RICS Awards 2017, West Midlands (National)
    Overall Project of the Year – Winner
    Tourism & Leisure category – Winner
    The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional developments in land, property, construction and the environment.
  • RICS Awards 2017, West Midlands (Regional)
    Community Benefit category – Winner
    Tourism & Leisure category – Winner
    The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.
  • BCI Awards 2017 - Natural and Cultural Heritage Award
    The British Construction Industry Awards seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery, design, construction and, crucially, delivering outcomes for society.
  • West Midlands Insider Property Awards 2017 - Construction Project of the Year
  • Civic Voice Design Awards - New Buildings Category - Highly Commended
    The Civic Voice Design Awards are the people’s choice for architecture and the built environment. The awards are a national celebration of well-designed new build, heritage and public projects nominated by local community organisations. The awards recognise buildings and spaces that are loved by local people and are judged for both their high-quality design along with their positive impact on the local community.  
  • Enjoy Staffordshire 2014 Tourism Awards – Large Visitor Attraction - Highly Commended
  • Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2010
    The National Memorial Arboretum's volunteers are members of one of the groups awarded HM The Queen’s prestigious Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to an MBE.
  • European Best Practice Award 2010
    The European Aggregates Association recognised Tarmac’s (then Lafarge's) role in the creation of the National Memorial Arboretum site on a former sand and gravel quarry, helping it to become an area of beauty, a haven for wildlife and a place of great historic importance within beautiful wooded parkland. Lafarge was instrumental in the creation and sustained development of the Arboretum, providing us with expertise and materials.
  • Cooper Heyman Cup 2009
    The Cooper-Heyman Cup is the premier national restoration award for projects of an exceptional standard. Tarmac and the Arboretum won the award which celebrated the environmental, social and economic benefits resulting from the development of the Arboretum on the site of one of Tarmac’s former quarries.