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National Memorial Arboretum

Alrewas, Staffordshire

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. The Arboretum features over 300 thought provoking memorials for military, public service and civilian organisations and associations, along with tributes for individuals. Rich in design and symbolism, and sympathetic to the lush gardens they inhabit, the memorials all have fascinating stories behind them. The 150-acre site is situated at the heart of the country on the edge of The National Forest, and is within close proximity to major road networks including the A38, A50, M1, M42 and M6.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm with the exception of Christmas day. With a daily Act of Remembrance, guided walks, buggy tours, a land train, a children's woodland and activity area, restaurant and shop and a varied programme of events and activities there's lots for everyone to explore, discover and remember. 

Set to open in autumn 2016, the Arboretum's new Remembrance Centre will feature a remodelled restaurant and Café, new retail facilities, a large welcome and orientation area, and an exhibition space dedicated to the interpretation of Remembrance and how it impacts us as individuals, as families and as a society.


  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • Baby Changing FacilitiesBaby Changing Facilities

  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

  • Conference FacilitiesConference Facilities

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Dogs Allowed on Leads OnlyDogs Allowed on Leads Only

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • Free WiFi ConnectionFree WiFi Connection

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • LicencedLicenced

  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

  • Special Dietary Requirements Catered ForSpecial Dietary Requirements Catered For

  • ToiletsToilets

  • Walking TrailsWalking Trails

  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

  • Grassy PathsGrassy Paths

  • Mapped for OrienteeringMapped for Orienteering

  • No Paths/Rough PathsNo Paths/Rough Paths

  • Surfaced PathsSurfaced Paths

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  • Parking

    Ample car and coach parking (charges apply).

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  • Opening times

    National Memorial Arboretum
    9am-5pm (dusk in winter months)

    National Memorial Arboretum
    Christmas Day

  • Address

    Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

  • Further Info

Upcoming Events

Football Legends Guided Walks
Football Legends Guided Walks

Football Legends Guided Walks

27 May 2018 to 31 July 2018, 11.30 to 14.30 | £3 per person

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas,

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From famous faces to the forgotten heroes of the First World War, this walk will take you around memorials with links to the world of football during the World Cup period.


Armed Forces Weekend
Armed Forces Weekend

Armed Forces Weekend

30 June 2018 to 01 July 2018, 09.00 to 17.00 | Free Entry

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245

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The National Memorial Arboretum, Armed Forces Day celebrations will be bigger and better than ever in 2018 with activities spread across two days. From musical performances by the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals and flypasts from iconic aircraft, to our Armed Forces Day parade and family activities, there will be lots to entertain the whole family during the entire weekend.


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