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National Memorial Arboretum

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Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
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+44 1283 792333
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of...

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. With 150 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens to explore and over 300 unique memorials to see, you're sure to be fascinated by our many memorials and the amazing stories and symbolism behind them.

Entry is free. To help you make the most of your visit; guided walks, tours and trails, learning activities, exhibitions, a restaurant and a gift shop are also available.

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Everyone should take the time to visit. It's very heart wrenching to see some of the memorials but makes you appreciate the vast extent of what our services have done/ still do... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Everyone should take the time to visit. It's very heart wrenching to see some of the memorials but makes you appreciate the vast extent of what our services have done/ still do for our country. My dad served during the 90-91 gulf war and he came with us was undescribable proudness to share the experience with him especially the memorial... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From walking through the door until leaving you are made welcome by all those that work here at the National Memorial Arboretum. My first stop was the restaurant for a full English and I've got to say, sorry wife, but it's the best I've ever tasted. Then through the door into a vast experience of the gardens. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from a great Visit here. My 4yr old grandson enjoyed dressing up and exploring the north pole and finding the polar bear. The guide was very engaging even my 2yr old granddaughter enjoyed it too. A great guide. Then more fun making picture frames with lots of sticky paper and glitter. The ladies running it were again very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A calm and tranquil place to remember and educate young people. Some staff were a little rude though.

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memorialarboretum, Sarah Oakden, Head of Marketing at National Memorial Arboretum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. At the Arboretum we pride ourselves on the service we provide so we’re sorry to hear that we did not meet our own exacting standards during your recent visit. To help us improve it would be appreciated if you could provide us with further detail about your visit. I can be contacted on 01283 245... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The NMA seems to cater for most a wide range of visitors. It's a riverside country park planted with (young) trees and with scattered memorials for all the armed forces and support services, so you can enjoy a good walk (or buggy ride) and/or learn about and contemplate the sacrifice represented by the memorials. We found some of them very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a must for anybody interested in what is presented . take more than one visit to take it all in . so many facets included now as its grown and grown . i belive had more royal visits than any other place last year . not suprising really .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited briefly to pay my respect whilst on business in Lichfield last December (2016) how its changed since day one - big thank you to everyone involved - it's a moving experience now and I'm so glad we have such a place at home!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting day out, although the weather was dull and wet. Never guessed there would be so many memorials to read. Lovely new cafeteria and gift shop. Staff were very pleasant. Remember to wear stout shoes as there is a lot of walking over grass and your feet can get very wet. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took family here as they are very into everything about the war. It is such a lovely place. You can wander around at your own pace. Plenty of seats along the way. Best buy a guide book. Came in very handy to explain a lot of memorials. This isn't just about war there were memorials for just about everything. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one place I have been meaning to come to for a while and at last we did, and I am so glad I did. This place is beautiful, sad, meaningful and a place that should be seen to mark some respect to lost soldiers who have given their lives. Respect to them all. I will be back in... More 

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