Awards

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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We are very proud of the experience that we provide those who visit the National Memorial Arboretum.

As well as being a VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction we have received Coach Friendly Status from the Confederation of Passenger Transport.

We have also been recognised for our work both independently and alongside some of the organisations we work with.  

2023

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Awards

Silver

 

Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark

 

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Business Events Venue of the Year (Aspects) - Gold

 

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold

Business Events Venue of the Year (Aspects) - Gold

Experience of the Year (Tailor Made Tours) - Gold

 

Green Flag Award

Date of Awards is 2022

Build Magazine's Construction and Engineering Awards

Public Art Project of the Year - The National Miners' Memorial

 

Group Leisure and Travel

Best UK Attraction

 

Green Flag Award

 

School Travel Awards

Best Venue for History Learning

 

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award

 

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards

Resilience & Innovation Award - Highly Commended

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Bronze

 

VisitEngland Gold Accolade

Awards received in 2021

Green Flag Award

 

Green Flag People's Choice Award

Top 10 UK Green Spaces

 

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award

 

Group Leisure & Travel Awards

Best UK Attraction

 

itravel Staycation Awards

Tourist Attraction/Inclusive Venue of the Year

 

VisitEngland Gold Accolade

Awards received in 2020

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award

 

VisitEngland Gold Accolade

 

Group Leisure & Travel Awards

Best Garden Visit - Shortlisted

Best Guided Tour - Shortlisted

Best UK Attraction - Shortlisted

 

School Travel Awards

Best Venue for History Learning - Shortlisted

 

Awards received in 2019

The Greats Gift Retailer Awards

Best Museum Or Visitor Attraction Gift Shop

 

Days Out With The Kids Family Favourites Awards

Best FREE Family Day Out Midlands category - Shortlisted

Awards received in 2018

National Landscape Awards

Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic)

 

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Guided Tour of the Year 
Best Tourism Experience of the Year - Runner Up

 

Burton Mail Business Awards

Leisure and Hospitality - Highly Commended 

 

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

 

VisitEngland Gold Accolade

 

British Coach Tourism Awards

Coach Friendly Attraction of the Year

Awards received in 2017

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

 

RIBA Awards

RIBA National Award

West Midlands Building of the Year

West Midlands Regional Award


RICS National Awards

Overall Project of the Year

Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year

 

RICS Regional Awards

West Midlands Community Benefit Project of the Year

West Midlands Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year


BCI Awards

Natural and Cultural Heritage Award

 

West Midlands Insider Property Awards

Construction Project of the Year

 

Civic Voice Design Awards

New Buildings Category - Highly Commended

Awards received in 2014

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Highly Commended

Awards dated in 2010

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The National Memorial Arboretum's volunteers are members of one of the groups awarded HM The Queen’s prestigious Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to an MBE.

 

European Best Practice Award

The European Aggregates Association recognised Tarmac’s (then Lafarge's) role in the creation of the National Memorial Arboretum site on a former sand and gravel quarry, helping it to become an area of beauty, a haven for wildlife and a place of great historic importance within beautiful wooded parkland.

Awards received in 2009

Cooper Heyman Cup

The Cooper-Heyman Cup is the premier national restoration award for projects of an exceptional standard. Tarmac and the Arboretum won the award which celebrated the environmental, social and economic benefits resulting from the development of the Arboretum on the site of one of Tarmac’s former quarries.

Gift Retailer Award 2019