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National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism

Latest information relating to the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism, including how to visit.

The National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism was designed by artist Alison Wilding and maker and sculptor, Adam Kershaw, as a dedicated place of remembrance, contemplation and reflection. Its design was influenced by responses to the public consultation held between January and March 2016.

The Memorial has now been completed and is open for the public to visit. It is located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Please check the National Memorial Arboretum Website for opening times.

Background

In July 2015 funding was announced for a site of remembrance for all UK nationals who have been killed in terrorist atrocities overseas. Following a public consultation an expert panel, chaired by Baroness Lynda Chalker, was established in August 2016 to lead the selection of the artist and design for the memorial.

The Panel selected the work entitled Still Water designed by Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw which was completed in December 2017

View and download images of the Memorial from Flickr.

A ceremony to dedicate the memorial to those that have lost their lives in terrorist attacks overseas took place on Thursday 17th May 2018 at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Support and information

Sometimes it’s not easy to recognise when you might need some help. Different kinds of support are available for anyone affected by a terrorist attack, including peer support networks, advice on talking to children, and practical assistance. It’s never too late to seek advice.

Please visit the Support for Victims webpage to find out more.

Documents

Published 22 January 2016
Last updated 21 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Webpage updated to reflect that the Dedication Ceremony took Place on the 17th May 2018.
  2. Updated link to letter from Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood.
  3. Adding link to open letter from Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood.
  4. First published.