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The Armed Forces Memorial

The Armed Forces Memorial

This iconic memorial, constructed from Portland Stone, is the UK's tribute to the 16,000 men and women who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since 1948.

Contact

National Memorial Arboretum

01283 245100

Address

Croxall Road,
Alrewas,
Burton upon Trent,
Staffordshire,
DE13 7AR

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 17 Dec Carols by Candlelight
Sun 23 Apr Plant Hunter's Fair
Sat 13 May Plant Hunter's Fair
Sat 24 Jun Armed Forces Day
Sat 29 Jul Plant Hunter's Fair
Sat 7 Oct Ride to the Wall

Details

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. A spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice and fosters pride in our country. Site of the Armed Forces Memorial. Set within 150 acres of woodland. The Act of Remembrance is observed daily at 11.00 am. The Arboretum is part of the Royal British Legion family of charities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Daily guided tours, special events, assistance dogs admitted, children's play area, scooters for hire, land train, golf buggy tours.

Opening details

Daily: 9:00 - 17:00. Closes at dusk in Winter, Visitor Centre remains open until 17:00. Closed Christmas Day

Prices

Free entry

Car parking £3:00 per day

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Location

Directions

See location of National Memorial Arboretum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 182146  Lat: 52.72886 Long: -1.73071

Exit A38 between Lichfield & Burton upon Trent onto A513 towards Alrewas/Tamworth. Follow directions for 1 mile to Arboretum.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 km from Lichfield Trent Valley station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Daily guided tours, special events, assistance dogs admitted, children's play area, scooters for hire, land train, golf buggy tours.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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