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Whether you’re five or 95, there’s some­thing here for ev­ery­one, so start plan­ning your visit now and see for your­self why the Na­tional Memo­rial Ar­bore­tum is the win­ner of VisitEng­land’s Large Vis­i­tor At­trac­tion of the Year Award 2018.


Spot­light On: Ger­many and the First World War

Dr Ni­cholas Martin from the Univer­sity of Birm­ing­ham gives a talk ex­plor­ing why in Ger­many, the First World War might be termed the forgotten war. SATUR­DAY 25 AU­GUST 2018

02 Fash­ion and Free­dom Ex­hi­bi­tion

Find out how nurses serv­ing with the Red Cross and ‘the mu­ni­tionettes’ in­spired the cre­ations of con­tem­po­rary de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Sadie Wil­liams and Holly Ful­ton.

03 In­sti­tute of Quar­ry­ing Gar­den

Visit the in­cred­i­ble gar­den which won Best in Show, Best Con­struc­tion and a Gold Medal at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in 2017.


Thank You: Lega­cies of War Ex­hi­bi­tion

The im­pact of the First World War was felt across the globe. Dis­cover some of the every­day items that can trace their devel­op­ment back to this time.

05 Still Wa­ter Memo­rial

Take time to re­flect next to the beau­ti­ful memo­rial re­mem­ber­ing the Bri­tish Vic­tims of Over­seas Ter­ror­ism that uses con­crete shapes to ref­er­ence moun­tain­ous ter­rain.

06 Ev­ery Which Way

An emo­tive piece by sculp­tor Mau­rice Blik, PPRBS, FRSA en­cap­su­lat­ing the sense of dis­place­ment ex­pe­ri­enced by the chil­dren evac­u­ated from their homes dur­ing the Se­cond World War.

07 Nurs­ing Memo­rial

A re­cently ded­i­cated memo­rial that records the names of nearly 1,300 nurses, iden­ti­fied as hav­ing died dur­ing, or as a di­rect re­sult of, their war ser­vice.

08 ‘Thank You’ Back­packs

Young vis­i­tors can learn more about the peo­ple who served dur­ing the First World War with an ac­tiv­ity back­pack con­tain­ing ex­ploratory re­sources and dress­ing up items.

09 Au­dio Guide

With an easy-to-use hand­set, ex­plore the Ar­bore­tum at your own pace and dis­cover the sto­ries and sym­bol­ism be­hind 90 of the most fas­ci­nat­ing memo­ri­als.


Replica 1940s War Room In­stal­la­tion

Ex­plore an RAF Com­mand and Op­er­a­tions Room and Bil­let Room. Cos­tumed in­ter­preters help to make the ex­pe­ri­ence more au­then­tic.

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