Plan Your Visit

Open for visitors!

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day.  We recommend pre-booking your visit, to guarantee entry.

Please note: on Wednesday 28 July the North part of the site (which includes, but is not limited to, the Royal British Legion Poppy Field, Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and the memorials and individual dedications in the areas surrounding them and the UK Police Memorial) will be closed to visitors until approximately 2.30pm, whilst a private dedication ceremony takes place at the UK Police Memorial.  The new memorial will be open to visitors from Thursday 29 July. There will also be limited access to the memorials on the Naval Review until the service has ended at 2.30pm. We will be unable to offer our Stick Man Trail (our Stick Man sculpture will still be accessible), Outdoor Escape Challenges and Our Everyday Heroes activity packs on Wednesday 28 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Pre-book your visit

With so much to see and do it helps to plan your day in advance. You can prepare using the helpful guidance and travel information on our Plan Your Visit pages below.

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers in our buildings and grounds. We recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. Our grounds are open from 10am – 5pm.

For the comfort of our visitors here’s how we plan to keep you safe and ensure that you enjoy your visit to our site:

  • Capacity control – for everyone’s comfort we are limiting the numbers in our buildings and grounds.
  • Clean environment – we regularly clean all areas and encourage visitors to wash and sanitise their hands.
  • Leave space – we encourage all to be considerate of others’ personal space.
  • Face coverings – face coverings are welcome, and our team will continue to wear their face coverings indoors.

 

 

Plan Your Visit 

Land Train by the Tame - Credit National Memorial Arboretum

What's On

Our programme of daily activities has been designed to help you make the most of your visit.
Daily Activities
RAF Remembrance Garden. Steel Eagle atop a Globe

Exploring Our Grounds

Visit our what’s here pages to find out more about our memorials, landscape and facilities, including our Restaurant and Shop.