Armed Forces Memorial

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is part of the The Royal British Legion family of charities

What is the National Memorial Arboretum?

Open throughout the year, the Arboretum has grown to become a place for both young and old to enjoy. It’s designed to help people reflect, celebrate lives lived and commemorate lives lost in service. It’s an uplifting place that’s full of life and meaning.

Covering 150 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens, the Arboretum has something for everyone. For many it’s a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the trees; for others it’s a peaceful and beautiful place to remember loved ones, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The trees and more than 370 dedicated symbolic memorials on the site make the Arboretum a living tribute that will forever acknowledge the personal sacrifices made by the Armed Forces and civil services of this country.

Guided walks, audio guides, buggy tours and a land train are available to help visitors explore the site. A fascinating exhibition which charts the history of Remembrance can be explored and a programme of temporary exhibitions helps bring the site to life. 

A year-round programme of events also take place throughout the year.

The Arboretum grounds are free to enter, though charges apply for some activities.

Visiting the National Memorial Arboretum

For further information and a full programme of events and activities please visit the National Memorial Arboretum website.

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