Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings, the stories of those remembered in the landscape and the stone-carvers behind them.
The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone whcih communicated hidden meanings and messages.
Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed structures and a number of contemporary memorial sculptures on display in 45 acres of landscaped gardens.
Discover beautiful memorials and unlock the hidden meanings behind the cemetery’s most common grave symbols on this tour featuring carvings, stories and marks left behind by memorial-makers of the past.
This event is part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) 2019 festival. Check out the dedicated page for more events. There are talks, tours, films and an exhibition coming this year.
Visiting: Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site. The tour route includes some steep slopes, steps, and muddy or uneven paths. Wearing warm clothes and sensible shoes is strongly recommended.
Please meet your tour guide at the East Lodge at the Bath Road Entrance.
Tickets: We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale.