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 which 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.
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 tour starts at the East Lodge
We have free parking on site, and cycle racks available. There is an accessible parking space outside each chapel. Further information can be found on our Visiting Arnos Vale page.
Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site. The tour route includes some steps, steep slopes and muddy or uneven paths. Wearing warm clothes and sensible shoes is strongly recommended.
Tickets are issued via email upon booking. No need to print them out; you can show them to a team member on your electronic device. We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale. If the event is cancelled you will be notified by email.