National Memorial Arboretum

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Croxall Road
DE13 7AR

  • Phone: 01283 245 100

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round Centre for Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities. Sited in the heart of the Nation, with 30,000 maturing trees and over 350 memorials, it is a beautiful and lasting tribute to those who serve their country or who have died in conflict. At the heart of the Remembrance Centre is a fascinating, interactive exhibition 'Landscapes of Life' providing 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 fully immersive 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. Alongside this are two temporary exhibition spaces, featuring a changing programme of exhibitions, galleries and installations. In the past this space has hosted exhibitions in partnership with 14-18Now, Manchester Art Gallery and ceramisist Clare Twomey amongst many other well know names. Please take a look at the website for upcoming features.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The National Memorial Arboretum is open every day except Christmas Day. During the summer, the grounds are open 9am to 5pm. Between November and March seasonal opening hours are in place, 10am to 4pm. During summer months the last admission is at 4.30pm (unless otherwise stated).


Entry is free at the National Memorial Arboretum, though as a charity donations are appreciated. There is a parking charge of £4 per day per vehicle.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Cafeteria
  • Gardens open to public
  • Parking for coaches
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Education facilities available

Facilities information:

Car park, gift shop, licenced restaurant, disabled access


  • Guided tours
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Information point provided
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Regular children's club
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Online shop
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Early years education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

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