The National Memorial Arboretum
The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 25,000 trees and a large collection of over 400 memorials.
The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. The Arboretum is home to over 400 thought-provoking memorials, each with its own story to be discovered.
The Arboretum is a living, growing tribute which contains more than 25,000 trees. All of the native tree species found in the United Kingdom can be found at the Arboretum, including a number of disease-resistant Elms.
A range of homemade tasty meals and snacks, along with freshly prepared hot beverages and chilled drinks are available in the onsite restaurant and coffee shop.
The Millennium Chapel of Peace and Reconciliation is the only place in the UK where a daily act of Remembrance is marked each day.
Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum offers centrally located, contemporary events facilities for between 5 and 500 guests.
The National Memorial Arboretum hosts a vast range of events, exhibitions and remembrance services suitable for children, families, and veterans. Please see the website for more details.
The land train* runs regularly between February and December and is ideal for first time visitors. The tour, with pre-recorded commentary, takes 50 minutes and is accessible for manual wheelchairs.
As a maturing landscape with natural features it’s worth remembering that certain areas of the grounds may present challenges for those with special access requirements, many memorials for example are on grassed areas.
Our Special Forces Buggy Tours* are the perfect way to ensure you don’t miss out on seeing more of the memorials that are a distance from the Remembrance Centre. Led by expert volunteer guides, these tours take around 40 minutes and allow visitors to see Watersmeet, the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and many more.
*Land train and buggy tours are subject to availability and can be booked at the Welcome Desk. Charges apply.
Entry to the Arboretum is free, however booking your visit in advance is recommended to guarantee entry and save on parking*.
*Cars – £6 on the door, or £4 if booked in advance
Motorcycle – £4 on the door, or £2 if booked in advance
November to March 10:00am – 4:00pm
March to November 10:00am – 5:00pm Please see NMA website for exact dates
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