Discover the National Memorial Arboretum

Situated in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest, the Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance.

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Armed Forces Weekend

With fun activities and entertainment for all ages, including Climbing Walls, Archery, Zipline, Food and Craft Fair, RAF Flypasts* and live music, this is sure to be a fun weekend for all the family.

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Stick Man Outdoor Trail

Pick up a free trail map from our Welcome Desk and join Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree.

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Mighty Oaks, Coiled Clay

Mark Frith’s graphite illustrations offer a glimpse into the future of the trees at the Arboretum, and Charlotte Barker’s contemporary sculptures are shaped from materials which are at the heart of Staffordshire.

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Please note that some areas of our site have been affected by localised flooding and are currently inaccessible. If you would like to visit a particular memorial, please call in advance to check it is accessible. We apologise for any inconvenience, but the health and safety of our visitors remains our priority.

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Prepare for a memorable visit with our helpful guidance, local knowledge and travel information.

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A Memorable Visit for Everyone

With 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife, there is something for everyone at the Arboretum.

What's here

Our Woodland Landscape

Our living landscape features over 30,000 maturing trees and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

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Our Memorials

Our site features over 300 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to tell and fascinating symbolism to discover.

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Support the Arboretum

Discover the many ways you can support the National Memorial Arboretum, a UK registered charity.


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The National Memorial Arboretum is a stunning venue for your meetings, conferences and outdoor events.

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Events For Everyone

Throughout the year, we hold a range of enjoyable events and activities from annual commemorations to seasonal experiences.

Forthcoming Events


D-Day 75 Commemorative Service held at the National Memorial Arboretum

The Duke of Cambridge attended a commemorative service at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day we're exploring the history behind some of the incredible machines used by the allies during the Battle of Normandy

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