Governance

We are open to pre-booked visitors

General admission tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit at this time.

 

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the final stage in the roadmap for lifting the national restrictions will be delayed, we wanted to reassure you that the outdoor events that we have planned for the summer will still be able to go ahead. These include our Armed Forces Day celebrations (26-27 June), Luna Cinema (16-18 July) and our Summer Proms (7-8 August).

 

The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building, indoor seating in our Restaurant, our Shop, some exhibition space, and most other indoor areas at the Arboretum remain open.

 

We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.

 

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


Visiting Us During Coronavirus

Governance of the National Memorial Arboretum

 

The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion, but operates with a separate Board of Trustees and independent charity status (No 1043992).

The Board of Trustees is legally responsible for the governance of the charity and oversees the delivery of the organisational strategy.

Our Trustees
Lt Col David Whimpenny (Chairman)
Gary Ryan (Director of Remembrance and Marketing at The Royal British Legion)
Maj Gen Andrew Farquhar CBE
Lynda Atkins
Jason Coward
Kate Davies

 

Landscape and Memorials Committee

The Board and Managing Director are supported by a specialist Landscape and Memorials Advisory Committee whose members bring specialist experience to support the development of the Arboretum.

Managing Director Philippa Rawlinson

Meet Our Managing Director - Philippa Rawlinson

Supported by a senior management team, Philippa leads the strategic development and operation of the National Memorial Arboretum. Philippa joined the Arboretum in August 2019 with almost 20 years' experience in the heritage and attractions sector, with previous senior positions at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The National Trust. She is a board member of the local destination partnership, Enjoy Staffordshire, and holds a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences and the Conservation of Historic Buildings.

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