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It was a glorious sunny day when we visited the NMA. Arriving at 10am the car park was quiet. Even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hungryjoe83
Fantastic day out, well organised.

Took my parents and Aunt to the Arboretum. It was extremely well organised and spotlessly clean... read more

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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful setting. We spent 3 hours with our children who loved reading the memorials. I will certainly return in the near future

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank nejperry
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Reviewed 2 April 2021

You now have to book in advance online to come here. £4 to park & a donation if you can.

Time slots given for entry.

Two café areas open for take out snacks.

Car park was fairly busy on our visit.

The arboretum has vastly improved since my last visit.

The grass was neatly trimmed. Lots more memorials with a new memorial to police officers killed in the line of duty being built.

The ponds had mainly goose & a few ducks.

Some of the religious monuments like the Quaker & the Spiritualist were along way down on their own.

You can spend all day reading the vast number of memorials on stones, plaques, tree dedications etc. Each one tells a sad story of a life no longer here. Now nearly 400 memorials in the 150 acre site.

The big white / cream walls which is the armed forces memorial where all the names since post WW2 (1948) are on, didn’t have any entries listed for 2020 yet, but maybe its because of covid restrictions why none were added. Hopefully no more names mean no more deaths.

A chat with the volunteer gardeners is good too. We learnt about the Anne Frank garden, which has a tree which is never allowed to bloom as Anne Frank never saw it bloom either.

Pity the gift shop is still shut.

Date of experience: March 2021
Thank sportybirmingham
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

A most moving experience and it honours the fallen with such dignity and respect. I find the negative reviews seem to centre around the fact that dogs are not accommodated for. As a veteran I find the fact that a visit to this memorial is being used to walk dogs most disrespectful . The whole purpose of this wonderful place is about remembrance and respect. Leave the dogs at home or walk them elsewhere. be thankful you can walk a dog.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank norbrian
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Reviewed 19 December 2020

loved the illuminations... will go back in daytime to see the place in daylight. staff so helpful.. special thanks to Keith..top man...atmospheric..moving...so many names

Date of experience: December 2020
2  Thank Sandra E
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Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

What an evening the Illuminations were. So much thought had gone into the show not only to look good but also to reflect the fallen. While this place is standing they will never be forgotten. If your thinking of going stop thinking and just do it you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2020
Thank 220geoffreyp
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