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Visiting Us

The National Memorial Arboretum remains open to pre-booked visitors following the introduction of new national coronavirus restrictions from Thursday 5 November, however the number of visitors permitted access each day will continue to be regulated and will be by pre-booked ticket only.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets remain available. The new restrictions mean that all indoor areas including our Shop are closed and we are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant, though a limited take-away service is available from our Coffee Shop kiosk. Our tours, talks and trails are also unavailable.  

Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

Find Out More

As stories go, the Arboretum’s is pretty inspiring! Built on land that had been used for gravel extraction, everything that you see in our grounds has been created over the past twenty years thanks to the support of thousands of individuals and organisations.


We are the UK’s year-round place to remember, and we exist to provide a space where everyone can celebrate lives lived and commemorate lives lost.

Our grounds are expansive, covering around 150-acres, and are made up of woodlands and gardens. Placed within the grounds are nearly 400 memorials, each with an amazing story to tell. The designs of many of the memorials feature symbolism that can be used to help understand the stories of those remembered.  

Although lots of the memorials at the Arboretum are connected to military organisations there are also memorials in our grounds for the emergency services and for other charitable organisations who provide invaluable service to our country. Our site also features nearly 25,000 trees, many of which remember individuals or organisations, with the species of a tree often selected for symbolic purposes. You can find a full list of our memorials here.

The Ulster Ash Wood

 

Filming at the Arboretum

We are happy to help journalists, broadcasters and filmmakers bring the personal stories behind our memorials to life and welcome people to use our site as a recording location by prearrangement.

In the past, our grounds and memorials have been used as the location for large broadcasts, documentaries and films. Where possible, to help with our resourcing and scheduling, we ask for at least one weeks’ notice of your filming request. For more complex and large-scale operations further notice will be required.

If it is likely that on-site filming may disrupt our daily operation, or cause inconvenience to our visitors, we may refuse a request for filming.

No filming should take place at the Arboretum for commercial gain unless permission has been provided. If the proposed use is in respect of anything other than a factual report or broadcast, a location fee may be charged at our discretion. As a charity, all the money generated will be used to grow and develop our site.

Drone photography/filming completed by members of the public is not permitted at the Arboretum. Drone photography/filming may be completed by broadcasters, by licensed and insured operators, during select hours. A copy of the drone operator’s licence, insurance policy and a method statement detailing flight plans must be supplied in advance for approval.

Commercial Photography

The Arboretum’s image library shows the growth of the grounds over the past twenty years and features many thousands of images.  Images for editorial use can be requested free of charge using the details below.

We do not permit commercial photography to take place onsite  without permission. Requests for images to be used in commercial products e.g. books can be made, however, a charge for their use will be requested.

 

Visitor Photography and Filming

We encourage visitors to take photographs and recordings of their visit to the Arboretum for their private use. No visitors, however, should record images for commercial gain, unless permission has been previously given.

Media Contacts

Tala, The Weaver’s Shop, Cooks Hill,

Shutford, Oxon, OX15 6PL

T: 020 3397 3383

 

For comment interviews and other enquiries

Andrew Baud

andrew.baud@teamtala.com

M: 07775 715775

 

For press / editorial image requests

Chris Rowland

chris.rowland@teamtala.com


For all commercial image requests
Email info@thenma.org.uk