Landscapes of Life

Open for visitors!

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.

Pre-book your visit

At the heart of our Remembrance Centre is a fascinating, interactive exhibition called 'Landscapes of Life'.

This permanent exhibition provides a preview of the Arboretum and an introduction to the concept of Remembrance, looking at why it is an important human need spanning thousands of years.

Experience the Arboretum through the seasons in our 270 degree film, discover what wildlife calls the Arboretum home, or uncover personal links to the site through our interactive databases.

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Younger visitors will enjoy getting hands on by designing a memorial garden of their own, or taking a walk through our digital path of leaves and revealing the field of poppies beneath.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to leave a personal tribute or shared anecdote in our memory booth. 
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