The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day. We recommend pre-booking your visit, to guarantee entry.
Please note: on Wednesday 28 July the North part of the site (which includes, but is not limited to, the Royal British Legion Poppy Field, Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and the memorials and individual dedications in the areas surrounding them and the UK Police Memorial) will be closed to visitors until approximately 2.30pm, whilst a private dedication ceremony takes place at the UK Police Memorial. The new memorial will be open to visitors from Thursday 29 July. There will also be limited access to the memorials on the Naval Review until the service has ended at 2.30pm. We will be unable to offer our Stick Man Trail, Outdoor Escape Challenges and Our Everyday Heroes activity packs on Wednesday 28 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
If you are using a Sat Nav to find us, please use our postcode DE13 7AR.
The Arboretum is located just off the A38/ A513 between Lichfield and Burton upon Trent. You can follow the local brown signs to find us.
We are unable to provide lockers where motorcycle helmets can be stored.
We have two large car parks, one next to our Remembrance Centre and the other around 300 metres, on the left, past the entrance to the Arboretum on Croxall Road.
Wider blue badge and family friendly spaces, available on a first-come-first served basis, can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A drop-off/pick-up area is located next to our entrance.
A £4 parking charge applies to all cars, including blue badge holders. For everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers in our buildings and grounds and recommend pre-booking your parking tickets in advance to guarantee entry.
On special event days additional park and ride arrangements may be put in place.