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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. The expansive 150-acre site is centrally located in the National Forest in Staffordshire. Featuring over 330 thought-provoking memorials, nestled amongst lush and maturing woodland. Military and Civilian associations are represented alongside tributes for individuals. Rich in design and symbolism, the memorials and their fascinating stories are waiting to be discovered.

The Arboretum is home to the striking 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.

Alongside a new Remembrance Centre featuring exhibition spaces, coffee shop, large restaurant and gift shop; daily activities at the Arboretum include an Act of Remembrance, guided walks, buggy tours, a land train and a children’s sensory play garden. A yearly programme of events for the whole family ensures there is lots for everyone to explore,  discover and remember.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9am – 5pm with the exception of Christmas Day.

Contact Details and Map

Croxall Road
DE13 7AR

Tel: 01283 245 100

Email: info@thenma.org.uk

Website: http://www.thenma.org.uk

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Twitter: @@nat_mem_arb

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Getting here and parking

By Road

From the A38 at Alrewas, there are brown signs to the National Memorial Arboretum. Follow the A513 towards Tamworth for about half a mile then take the first exit at the roundabout and follow the road to the Arboretum car park.

Nearest Train Station

We are a car journey away from Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley railway stations (5-6 miles)

Parking Facilities

Customer parking with charge


Opening Hours

The Arboretum is open every day except Christmas Day between 9am and 5pm. During the winter months the Arboretum grounds close at dusk. The visitor centre remains open until 5pm. During the summer months last admission to the Arboretum is 4.30pm (unless otherwise stated).

Open all year round (except Christmas Day)


Free Entry

An additional charge will apply for some activities including entrance into our Landscapes of Life exhibition. Donations appreciated. Parking £3 per day.


  • Baby changing facilities available
  • Cafe on site
  • Cash machine on site
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shop(s) on site
  • Restaurant on site
  • Weddings and Conference Facilities Available

Schools and education

  • Education/study area available
  • School packages available
  • School tours available

Guides, tours and information

  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Guided tours available for individuals


Entering the building/attraction

  • The entrance is flat
  • There is an automatic door
  • The doors must be opened manually

Access, lifts and ramps

  • There is level access to the main public areas
The main pathways are hard standing. Visitors may be required to travel on grass in certain areas of the site. Advanced booking is required for wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available to hire.

Services for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues

  • Wheelchairs available to borrow
  • Wheelchairs available to hire
  • Seating is provided at regular intervals for visitors with limited mobility

Children and babies

  • Children and babies welcome
  • Baby changing facilities available

Services for the hearing impaired

  • Hearing loop is available in key places

Services for the visually impaired

  • Guide dogs allowed
  • Clear surfaces, such as glass doors, have contrast markings on them
  • There is good contrast between the floor and walls
  • There is clear signage throughout the attraction (i.e. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc)
  • Clear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings on them
  • There is an audible alarm system

Events at this venue