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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).

  • Trains


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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

Little Saplings Sensory Play
Little Saplings Sensory Play

Little Saplings Sensory Play

07 July 2017 to 03 November 2017, 10.30 to 12.00 | £1.50 per child

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283

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Our Little Saplings Sensory Play* and story telling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory activities and other hands-on elements will add to the week’s chosen story.


National Forest Way 75
National Forest Way 75

National Forest Way 75

09 September 2017 to 10 September 2017, 07.00 to 09.00 | From £25.00

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire07738

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The National Forest Way 75 is the first point to point ultra marathon of its kind, covering the length of The National Forest. The 75 mile part self-navigation route starts at the stunning 150 acre National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and finishes with the breath-taking views at Beacon Hill in Leicestershire. Participants can take part as a solo, in pairs, or in teams of 4. Runners can expect a fun, challenging, and competitive event in the heart of the English countryside.


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