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Arboretum, next open Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017, free entry


National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum


National Memorial Arboretum

01283 792 333


Croxall Road,
DE13 7AR


Sited in the heart of the Nation with 50,000 maturing trees and nearly 300 memorials, it is a beautiful and lasting tribute, a place where we can look forward with hope, reflect on peoples’ lives, learn through powerful stories and remember a history of service and sacrifice.

The Arboretum is home to the iconic Armed Forces Memorial which commemorates those who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorism from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

First opening to the public in 2001, the Arboretum now attracts around 300,000 visitors each year. Many visitors start their visit with The Act of Remembrance, including a Silence, which is observed daily in the Millennium Chapel at 11 O’clock. Guided walks of varying lengths take place daily. The Arboretum can also be explored by land train, which has disabled access and weather proof carriages.

Visiting groups of all kinds are welcome at the Arboretum, whether of military, social, wildlife or educational interest, groups of 10 or more can take advantage of a range of special group packages.

The National Memorial Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm and admission is free, although donations are appreciated to help maintain the grounds.

The Visitor Centre includes a gift shop and Restaurant, which offers a wide selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017 Mon - Sun 09:00 to 17:00


Free entry

Admission free but a donation is requested. Parking £3


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Map reference: SK 182144  Lat: 52.72694 Long: -1.73193


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired