TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE EXCITING EVENTS HAPPENING
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.