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.
If you have any questions about visiting us please call 01283 245 100 or submit your question online
A network of pathways run around our grounds making it accessible for visitors who may have some special requirements.
As a maturing landscape with natural features it’s worth remembering that certain areas in our grounds may present challenges for those with special access requirements, many of our memorials for example are on grassed areas.
Whilst visitors are welcome to bring their own mobility aids to use, many visitors choose to hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair from us for the duration of their visit. Mobility Scooters can be hired at a charge of £5 for the day, and wheelchairs for a donation of your choice.
We have a limited number of each available, so we advise pre-booking these online ahead of your visit.
Working assistance dogs are allowed in all areas of the Arboretum.