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.
Linda Kitson was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to be the official war artist for the Falklands War. Displayed at the Arboretum forty years later, her vivid drawings provide a unique window into the experience of those who fought on the front line, reminding us of the sacrifice that they made.
Commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and celebrating the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, this exhibition explores the Queen's role as Head of the Commonwealth and the symbolic leader of a group of nations and territories which make up a third of the world’s population.
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.