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We are open to pre-booked visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open to pre-booked visitors. 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 the site at this time.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets remain available. A daily programme of walks and talks are available and our Shop is open.  A limited take-away service is available with a range of freshly prepared hot and cold drinks and snacks.  We are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant.

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

The National Memorial Arboretum remains open to pre-booked visitors, however the number of visitors permitted access each day will continue to be regulated, and will be by pre-booked ticket only. Tickets are released each Thursday and and can be booked up to two weeks in advance 

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre and our visitor toilets there remain available. Our Shop is open and we are able to offer a selectin of freshly prepared hot and cold drinks and snacks that can be enjoyed in our spacious outdoor seating area in Heroes' Square. 

We are offering a range of daily activities, which be booked upon arrival, and our land-train is running. 

There are a number of measures in place to keep our team and visitors safe:

• Essential pre-booked vehicle parking to guarantee entry.
• Implementing measures to help our visitors and team observe social distancing.
• Implementing an enhanced cleaning regime. 
• Visitors, who are able, are required to wear a mask in all of our indoor areas.   

We are open to pre-booked visitors

Tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.

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Although we are eager to welcome you back to the Arboretum, please do not visit if you are required to remain in isolation due to current Government guidelines.

We ask that all visitors planning to visit the Arboretum adhere to government advice and guidance relating to travel. Further detailed information can be found on 

Arrival and Parking

Your tickets will be checked upon arrival at the car park by a member of our team who will direct you to a parking space. The gates of our car park will remain closed until shortly before our site opens at 10am. We ask that you do not arrive before your allotted time in order to assist with parking arrangements. Please do not park or wait on the road outside the Arboretum as this poses a hazard and has the potential to cause an accident. Please ensure you have your confirmation ready to present before you enter our car park. 

Vehicles unable to present a booking confirmation will be unable to park and you will not be able to gain entry to site.

During Your Visit 

All visitors, including dog walkers, are required to enter our site through the Remembrance Centre.  In line with Government legislation, we ask all visitors to wear masks in all indoor spaces.

Once you have entered our site you will be able to remain in our grounds until they close.

Our indoor areas including our Restaurant, Exhibitions, Millennium Chapel and Far East Prisoners of War building remain closed at this time.

The Coffee Shop and Restaurant Kiosks, located in Heroes' Square, are providing a takeaway service. An outdoor seating area is available in Heroes' Square.

The Shop is open from 10am - 5pm.

We hope that you enjoy exploring our grounds. To help you get the most from your visit and to keep you and others safe we ask that you:

The Armed Forces Memorial will be open though some additional measures have been put into place to regulate the numbers of people visiting the memorial


Our grounds close daily at 5pm. Please exit our grounds and Remembrance Centre as directed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open to visit?

The National Memorial Arboretum is open to pre-booked visitors between 10am and 5pm daily.

All visitors are required to pre-book online where their details will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. Capacity to the Arboretum is limited and visitors who have not pre-registered will not be admitted.

We encourage you to check current Government guidance and restrictions before you travel.

How do I book?

Please follow the link to our bookings page to arrange your visit. We advise you to read the .gov guidance on meeting others safely.

When will I be able to book tickets for later in the year?
To ensure that our site remains Covid-19 secure we are only releasing tickets each Thursday for visit dates in the following two weeks. 
Are the toilets open?

The toilets in the Remembrance Centre are open.

Is the Gift Shop open?

Our Gift Shop is open from 10am - 5pm daily. 

Some of our most popular products can be purchased through our Online Shop

Is the Coffee Shop or Restaurant open?

We are able to offer a limited take-away service from our Coffee Shop kiosk and Restaurant. An outdoor seating area is available in Heroes' Square.

Will the Daily Act of Remembrance still take place?

The Daily Act of Remembrance will, for a time, take place behind closed doors in the Chapel with no visitors present, in line with current government restrictions.

The Arboretum is a place for reflection and we encourage you to take a moment to reflect within our grounds if and when you feel it’s appropriate.

Is the Land Train running?

Yes, our Land Train is running. Tickets can be purchased from the Welcome Desk upon your arrival. 

Are the play areas still open?

Our play areas are open for our young visitors to enjoy. 

Can we still do the Stick Man Trail?

Copies of the Stick Man trail can be collected from the Welcome Desk in our Remembrance Centre.


Can you lay a wreath on my behalf?

Our team onsite would be honoured to lay a wreath on your behalf at a memorial, tree or plaque of your choice. For more information visit our Wreath Laying Service page.

Can I attend with a group?

Please contact our groups team for more information on our current guidance relating to groups. If you would like to book a visit for a future date please call our groups team on 01283 245 100.

Can I hire a Mobility Scooter or Wheelchair?

We are currently unable to offer for hire mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

Can I buy a guidebook?

Copies of our guidebook cannot currently be purchased from our Shop, which is closed due to Government guidelines. Visitors can still purchase guidebooks via our online Amazon store.

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