The National Memorial Arboretum, part of the Royal British Legion, joins the Nation, the Commonwealth and the rest of the World in mourning the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was a Life Member of the Royal British Legion and he was gracious and generous in his support of the National Memorial Arboretum over many years.Read More...
Join one of our volunteers to hear the history of the Arboretum, participate in an act of Remembrance and to observe a moving two-minute silence. It is appreciated if visitors are seated by 10.50am in the Chapel for the consideration of others. Due to social distancing measures this talk is currently replaced with a pre-recorded film. Millennium Chapel – Free - Currently Not Available
Join one of our expert volunteer guides on a walk to discover the stories behind some of our memorials.
During the Second World War fighting in the Far East was brutal and conditions were unimaginable. Those taken as prisoners of war experienced harsh treatment and many never returned home. Join one of our volunteers outside the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building to hear about the men and women who served in this region and how their contribution resulted in Victory over Japan in 1945. Far East Prisoners of War Building – Free
The Armed Forces Memorial is a nationally-significant focus for Remembrance, providing recognition and thanks for those who have given their lives in the service of their country since the end of the Second World War. Learn more about this moving monument and the symbolism in its design. Armed Forces Memorial – Free
This moving talk highlights the story of the 309 soldiers shot at Dawn during the First World War who were later posthumously pardoned. Shot at Dawn Memorial – Free
For those arriving after lunch, a ‘Welcome to the Arboretum’ talk is held daily. The talk is a repeat of that given at 11am, without the Act of Remembrance. Millennium Chapel – Free
Complete with pre-recorded commentary, the Arboretum’s land train is the perfect way to discover the stories behind many of our fascinating memorials. Ideal for first time visitors, the land train tour takes 50 minutes and is accessible for manual wheel chair users. Groups wishing to sit together should pre-book in advance of arrival.
£7 adults. £3.50 children (6 - 16 years). Under 5s are free.
£17.00 Family of Four (one or two adults).
Half hourly, 11.30am - 3.30pm.
The Land Train is currently operating a limited schedule and is only bookable at the Welcome Desk upon arrival at the Arboretum. Capacity is limited, and an increased cleaning schedule between departures has been introduced.
Please note dogs are not permitted on the Land Train.
Groups of 10+ benefit from discounted tickets, please download our Groups Pack or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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Our 150-acre site is full of treasures waiting to be discovered, although some of these are a distance from our Remembrance Centre. Join one of our expert volunteer guides on a buggy tour to ensure you don’t miss out on visiting Watersmeet, the Christmas Truce Memorial, the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and many more.
40 minutes. £6 adult, £3 children (6-16 years), under 5s free.
Our Tailor-made Tours are ideal for groups of up to seven people and make a great gift. We'll provide an experienced volunteer guide as your personal host for the day as well as a mouth-watering two course lunch in our restaurant. From the comfort on an electric buggy, you will be able to explore the Arboretum at your leisure and hear some of the fascinating stories behind the memorials.
Day tour in electric buggy for up to five people - £175
Day tour in electric buggy for up to seven people - £225
Tailor-made tours must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Please call 01283 245 143 for further information or to purchase a Tailor-Made Tour.
The grounds of the Arboretum are expansive and feature nearly 400 memorials. A detailed Mini Guide (£3) and Guidebook (£7.50) of the Arboretum are available to purchase.