The National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. The Arboretum features over 300 thought provoking memorials for military, public service and civilian organisations and associations, along with tributes for individuals. Rich in design and symbolism, and sympathetic to the lush gardens they inhabit, the memorials all have fascinating stories behind them. The 150-acre site is situated at the heart of the country on the edge of The National Forest, and is within close proximity to major road networks including the A38, A50, M1, M42 and M6.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm with the exception of Christmas day. With a daily Act of Remembrance, guided walks, buggy tours, a land train, a children's woodland and activity area, restaurant and shop and a varied programme of events and activities there's lots for everyone to explore, discover and remember. 

The Arboretum's new Remembrance Centre features a remodelled restaurant and cafe, new retail facilities, a large welcome and orientation area, and an exhibition space dedicated to the interpretation of Remembrance and how it impacts us as individuals, as families and as a society.

Opening times

Daily 9am-5pm (dusk in winter months).

Christmas Day CLOSED.


Car parking charges apply.


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Play Area
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Allowed on Leads Only
  • Educational Activities
  • Free WiFi Connection
  • Gift Shop
  • Licensed
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Walking Trails
  • Wheelchair Access

Location Map

Croxall Road Alrewas Staffordshire DE13 7AR