National Memorial Arboretum
  • Croxall Road
    DE13 7AR
A much visited attraction and day out near Lichfield, The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas is a special place, a living arboretum to the honour of those who serve and have served their country. You will love The National Memorial Arboretum for it's peace and tranquillity. Pay them a visit today.

The National Memorial Arboretum

UK Centre of Remembrance and Charitable Organisation

Near Lichfield, Staffordshire  

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2010

The National Memorial Arboretum is a large, open air, special place for remembering those people in the armed forces and civil services who have served, or continue to serve, our nation.

With over 50,000 trees and 250+ dedicated memorials, The National Memorial Arboretum covers 150 acres and offers something for everyone.

Why not visit today and see for yourself the lasting tribute to those who have served their country or who have died in conflict.

Recommended on The Best of Lichfield

A Place for Everyone - Young and Old

In 2009, The National Memorial Arboretum underwent a redevelopment campaign to create a world-renowned Remembrance Centre worthy of those who give so much to our Country and offers a wide range of facilities including:

  • Visitor Centre
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours
  • Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness
  • Arbour Restaurant
  • Land Train
  • Pavilion Tea Rooms
  • Tours and Exhibitions
  • Children's Play Area

The National Memorial Arboretum welcomes over 300,000 visitors per year including service personnel, military wives, veterans, students, families, individuals and more!

If you're planning on visiting as a group, please make sure you pre-book to avoid disappointment. 

Celebrating 20 years

Since it's official opening twenty years ago, the Arboretum has grown into an inspirational living landscape where family, friends and comrades can celebrate lives lived and remember lives lost.

We are making three pledges in which we commit to continue to engage people in Remembrance, adopt and advocate for sustainable practices, and nurture a space that is inclusive and accessible to all. In partnership with the National Forest, a large part of this work will include the creation of a living memorial commemorating lives lost during the pandemic. 

View their online exhibition celebrating The Arboretum at 20 by following the link.

Private Venue Hire

If you're looking for a venue to hold a private reception, corporate function or event, The National Memorial Arboretum offers panoramic views, excellent facilities, dedicated events staff, quality catering and more.

Venues include:

  • Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness - popular for lectures, presentations and talks;
  • The Rose Room - accommodates 80 people cabaret-style or up to 120 theatre-style.
  • Pavilion Marquee - flexible venue can be hired between March and October

To discuss your event and to obtain a full price list contact a member of the events team today.

01283 792 333


The National Memorial Arboretum hold a rolling programme of events, click here to visit the website to find out more!

Opening Hours:

Special conditions have been put in place under Government guidelines and pre-booking is essential.

Follow this link for up to date information.

The National Memorial Arboretum is open:

Daily : 9:00am - 5:00pm (last admission is 4.30pm)

Free admission, donations welcome.

Please note there is a car park charge.

For days out and attractions in and around Lichfield, visit The National Memorial Arboretum and see "where our Nation remembers".

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