Posted on Wednesday 29th March
The National Memorial Arboretum, part of the Royal British Legion, covers 150 acres (60 hectares) of former gravel workings within The National Forest and, with over 330 memorials to the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and civilian organisations, is fast emerging as the national centre of remembrance.
At the heart of the new centre a fascinating interactive exhibition entitled ‘Landscapes of Life’, and the accompanying site audio guide, introduces visitors to the Arboretum, its memorials and stories, making it the perfect start to a visit.
A changing programme of temporary exhibitions across two additional gallery spaces, a new Learning Centre for schools and greatly improved restaurant and shop complete the new visitor centre.
Outside, Heroes’ Square and the tranquil Boyes Garden frame the views of the Arboretum from the
building and provide a calming and dignified entrance into the grounds.