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Remembrance Garden, free entry


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.


The National Memorial Arboretum

01283 792333


Croxall Road,
Burton upon Trent,
DE13 7AR

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 1 Jul - Fri 18 Nov Above Ground Trench Installation
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct Half Term WWI Story Telling
Fri 1 Jul - Fri 18 Nov Somme 100 En-Masse
Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct Trench Critters - Make and Take
Sun 30 Oct Battle of the Somme Guided Walks
Sun 6 Nov Battle of the Somme Guided Walks


There are many gardens to explore including the Army Benevolent Fund Rose Garden, The Polish Armed Forces Memorial, The GPO Memorial Garden, Royal Air Force Halton Apprentices Memorial Garden, The RAF Association, The Royal Artillery Garden, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society Garden, the Lichfield and District Garden, Operation Market Garden, The Antelope Garden for the Falklands conflicts and the Police Memorial Garden.

The War Widows Rose Garden was planted as a tribute to the nation's war widows who often endure great hardship, as well as the emotional stress through the loss of their husbands.

The Garden of The Innocents was sponsored by the Association of Inner Wheels Clubs District 6 as a memorial to the children whose lives have been lost or affected by war or conflict. My Remembrance Day Poppy Garden is a unique and personal memorial where a sponsor chooses the date on which they want to remember a loved one and an everlasting poppy is dedicated to that persons memory.

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 accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking 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

Open every day with the exception of Christmas Day.


Free entry

Donations appreciated.




    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


    • 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
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


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


    • 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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