Royal Navy Photography Exhibition

We are open to pre-booked visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open to pre-booked visitors. Tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit the site at this time.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets are available. The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building and Shop are now open. We also have indoor seating available in our Restaurant, as well as the outdoor takeaway service from our Coffee Shop.


We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.

Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

Visiting Us During Coronavirus

The Peregrine Trophy Awards exhibition, postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19, will be on display in the Remembrance Centre from 22 May to 4 July 2021.


The exhibition features striking images that capture the lives of Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines as they serve on vital operations around the globe. The pictures have all been taken by the Royal Navy’s own dedicated photographers, who are behind the lens capturing the significant moments as the Senior Service carries out missions across the world’s oceans, in the skies and on land, from Arctic to desert and jungle.

Royal Navy Exhibition: Image 9
This image was part of the winning selection by Photographer of the Year Leading Photographer Kyle Heller.

These skilled photographers – all of them serving sailors or Royal Marines – have been recognised for their stunning imagery in the Royal Navy’s annual photographic competition, the Peregrine Trophy. The hardy bunch of photographers follow warships and commandos wherever they go, sharing their important missions with the world through still images and video, providing a behind-the-scenes look at life in the Royal Navy, from emotional homecomings to frontline ops.

A British F-35B Lightning jet pilot walks across HMS Queen Elizabeth’s flight deck with his fighter jet in the background.
This image was part of the Peregrine Trophy winning selection from HMS Queen Elizabeth. By Leading Photographer Dan Shepherd.
The photographers have been there on the frontline as the Royal Navy continued to deliver during the Covid-19 global pandemic, protecting the UK’s interests at home and abroad.

On site from 22 May to 4 July 2021.

HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, Britain’s aircraft carriers, come together in their home port of Portsmouth for the first time.
This image won Best Maritime Image. By Leading Photographer Ben Corbett.