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National Memorial Arboretum

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.

Facilities

Key
  • 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

Woodland
  • 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

    Lichfield

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  • Opening times

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

    National Memorial Arboretum
    Christmas Day
    CLOSED

  • Address

    Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

  • Further Info

    www.thenma.org.uk

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Upcoming Events

Put Yourself in the Picture
Put Yourself in the Picture

Put Yourself in the Picture

11 February 2017 to 26 February 2017, 10.30 to 15.00

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


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Explore the National Memorial Arboretum's beautiful landscape and capture some of the perfect shots framed for you. The giant frames are perfect for capturing that family selfie and younger visitors can dress up as an Arctic explorer with the Arboretum’s exploration accessories and put themselves well and truly in the picture.

'Get in the Frame' - Children's Craft
'Get in the Frame' - Children's Craft

'Get in the Frame' - Children's Craft

13 February 2017 to 24 February 2017, 10.30 to 15.00

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


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The perfect photograph needs the perfect frame! Use the National Memorial Arboretum as inspiration to create your own special photograph frame. All materials will be supplied and our learning team will be on hand to show you how to get that perfect finish.

Polar Exploration Story Telling
Polar Exploration Story Telling

Polar Exploration Story Telling

18 February 2017 to 26 February 2017, 10.30 to 15.00

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


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The whole family will love to join the Arboretum’s costumed Polar Explorer to hear tales of historic expeditions to the north and south poles.

Family Smart Photography Workshop
Family Smart Photography Workshop

Family Smart Photography Workshop

23 February 2017, 10.00 to 15.00

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


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Families will be able to join professional photographer Alison Fawdrey for a fun-packed day to learn how to get the most out of your smartphone or tablet's camera.

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