Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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The Arboretum is the Nation’s centre for Remembrance, freely open to all.


Working with community groups from diverse backgrounds allows us to explore new perspectives on Remembrance, and helps us to develop projects, exhibitions and programmes that reflect the real lived stories of the people that we engage with. 


The pandemic affected us all differently, with some groups feeling the impact of lockdown more than others. The Lockdown Landscapes artists developed their artworks alongside some of the communities that were impacted the most. Working with artists has enabled community groups to develop new creative skills and ways of thinking. By participating in the arts they have formed new connections with people who have shared experiences, coming together to share their individual and collective stories.


The artworks that emerged from these sessions went on display as part of a special exhibition at the Arboretum, providing the communities with the chance to showcase their creativity and tell their stories to visitors from around the Nation.