Exhibitions

Visiting Us

The National Memorial Arboretum will remain open to pre-booked visitors from the local area for outdoor exercise. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate or shield 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 limited take-away service is available from our Coffee Shop kiosk.

We are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant and our talks and tours are unavailable. Our Gift Shop is closed. 

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

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Our diverse programme of exhibitions change throughout the year.

With flexible indoor exhibition spaces, and 150-acres of open woodland, there is always something unique and interesting to see on your next visit. 

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Landscapes of Life

At the heart of the Remembrance Centre is a fascinating, interactive exhibition called Landscapes of Life. This exhibition provides a preview of the Arboretum and an introduction to the concept of Remembrance and why it is an important human need spanning thousands of years. With audio visual displays, hands-on interactives, artistic interpretation and the opportunity for visitors to share their experiences, it's the perfect start to a visit. 

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We also host an exciting temporary programme throughout the year, featuring a changing selection of exhibitions, galleries and installations. In the past we have partnered with 14-18Now, Manchester Art Gallery and Kew Gardens, amongst many other well know names.

Our current exhibitions include:

Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building

Far East Prisoners of War Building

Located in the Arboretum’s Far East Zone, and visible from the car park, the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building tells the stories of those interned as prisoners of war during the Second World War, through the use of artefacts and immersive interpretation.