Landscapes of Life Exhibition

Landscapes of Life Exhibition

At the heart of our Remembrance Centre is the permanent Landscapes of Life exhibition. The exhibition, which is suitable for visitors of all ages, uses fully-immersive audio visual displays, interactive exhibits along with traditional interpretation to demonstrate the importance of Remembrance, charting its history from the Bronze age to the present day, helping to set the scene for a visit to the Arboretum.

Also included within the ticket price is access to our temporary exhibition gallery which displays a rolling programme of exhibitions from traditional artworks to modern installations and use of an Arboretum audio guide which interprets 93 of the memorials onsite.

Land Train

Land Train

Complete with pre-recorded commentary, the Arboretum's 50 minute land train tour is an excellent way to take in a large proportion of the site's fascinating memorials.

Special Forces Buggy Tour

Special Forces Buggy Tour

Join one of our expert guides on a 50-minute buggy tour of our grounds to ensure you don't miss out on visiting some of the memorials which are further away from our Remembrance Centre, including the Christmas Truce Memorial and Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

Guided Walk Non Group

Guided Walk Non Group

Enhance your visit with one of our guided tours. Our experience guides are extremely knowledgeable about the history of our site, the memorials which feature and our plans for the future. Hear more about the stories and symbolism behind many of the memorials onsite on one of our daily Guided Walks.

Motobility scooter

Motobility scooter

The Arboretum is expansive encompassing 150-acres of maturing woodland and gardens. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to hire for the day for a small charge by visitors.To ensure availability all wheelchairs and mobility scooter should be booked in advance.

Saplings Sensory Session

Saplings Sensory Session

Little Saplings Sensory Play
NEW for 2017, our Little Saplings Sensory Play and Story Telling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum.
During the winter months, the sessions for pre-school children will be held in our new Remembrance Centre and in the warmer weather the activities will be based in the Arboretum grounds.
With the exception of our first session on Friday 13 January, each session will run on the first Friday of the month at 10.30 am. The cost is £1.50 per child, adults free.


Wheelchair

Wheelchair

The Arboretum is expansive encompassing 150-acres of maturing woodland and gardens. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to hire for the day for a small charge by visitors.To ensure availability all wheelchairs and mobility scooter should be booked in advance.

Holly Wreath Making

Holly Wreath Making

Create the perfect masterpiece to dress your front door this Christmas. Join us for a two-hour masterclass where you will receive step by step tuition along with a warming mulled wine and mince pie. All materials are provided. Booking Essential.

Remembering The Holocaust

Remembering The Holocaust

This year�s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is �the power of words�. The Nazis were well aware of the power of words, as are other perpetrators of genocide. This is evident in the use of propaganda and �hate speech�, but also in a determination to dictate how their actions will be remembered, what and whose stories will be told. This talk examines two particularly effective attempts to �scream truth to the world� about the atrocities taking place.

Trees at the Arboretum

Trees at the Arboretum

Although still a �young� Arboretum, there are already about 30,000 trees in the grounds which are growing rapidly into a unique living tribute. Both British native species and specimens can be found amongst our 30,000 plus trees within the Arboretum, as well as trees from temperate regions around the world. Join this talk for an insight into the myths and symbolism connected to the trees in the Arboretum.

Spotlight on Heroine at Home

Spotlight on Heroine at Home

Learn more about the role of women on the Home Front during World War I.

Spotlight on Wild Birds in Winter

Spotlight on Wild Birds in Winter

Join young TV naturalist and blogger Georgia Locock who will be sharing her love of the natural world with our audience during our December Spotlight On.