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.
With flexible indoor exhibition spaces, and 150-acres of open woodland, there is always something unique and interesting to see on your next visit.
At the heart of the Remembrance Centre is a fascinating, interactive exhibition called Landscapes of Life. This exhibition provides a preview of the Arboretum and an introduction to the concept of Remembrance and why it is an important human need spanning thousands of years. With audio visual displays, hands-on interactives, artistic interpretation and the opportunity for visitors to share their experiences, it's the perfect start to a visit.
We also host an exciting temporary programme throughout the year, featuring a changing selection of exhibitions, galleries and installations. In the past we have partnered with 14-18Now, Manchester Art Gallery and Kew Gardens, amongst many other well know names.
Located in the Arboretum’s Far East Zone, and visible from the car park, the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building tells the stories of those interned as prisoners of war during the Second World War, through the use of artefacts and immersive interpretation.