The National Memorial Arboretum is designed to help people reflect, celebrate lives lived and commemorate lives lost in service.
Open throughout the year and covering 150 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens, it’s an uplifting place that’s full of life and meaning, somewhere both young and old will enjoy.
Since planting began in 1997, the National Memorial Arboretum has been a special place honouring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways.
Visiting the National Memorial Arboretum?
Part of the Royal British Legion's family of charities, you can explore a fascinating exhibition which charts the history of Remembrance.
Guided walks, buggy tours and a land train are available to help visitors explore the site. A year-round programme of events also take place throughout the year.
The National Memorial Arboretum grounds are free to enter, though charges apply for parking and some activities. It is recommended that you book your visit in advance to guarantee entry and save money on the daily parking charge.
For further information and a full programme of events and activities please visit the National Memorial Arboretum website.
Volunteer at the National Memorial Arboretum
With 150 acres, over 300 memorials and an abundance of wildlife, there are a variety of volunteering roles at the National Memorial Arboretum. Learn more about the volunteering roles at the NMA, and find the application to apply on the Arboretum website.