Bedford Crematorium

Bedford Crematorium

Norse Road Crematorium and Cemetery is a stately multi-denominational facility that offers a variety of burial and cremation services. The crematorium has a chapel that can accommodate up to 150 mourners and a Garden of Remembrance where cremated remains can be interred or scattered. 

The cemetery also offers a variety of memorial options, including wall plaques, kerb plaques, dedicated rose bushes, dedicated trees, columbaria, and base blocks and tablets. Norse Road Cemetery also has a Woodland Burial section. 

The cemetery is open to the public from 8am to 4:30pm from November to February, from 8am to 8pm from April to September, and from 8am to 6pm in October and March. The crematorium offers guided tours for organisations and individuals. Crematorium staff, in addition to your funeral directors, are always willing to assist and answer your questions. 

Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Norse Road Crematorium in order to discuss your plans. We’d be happy to help you do this, so feel free to get in touch with one of our personal advisers. 

Facts & figures

  • Chapel seats 150 
  • Garden of Remembrance
  • Woodland burials
  • Various memorial options
  • Friendly and serene atmosphere

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm

From November to February only. Grounds are open from 8am to 8pm from April to September, and from 8am to 6pm in October and March.

Address & phone number

The Cemetery Complex 104 Norse Road Bedford
MK41 0RL
*Don’t forget, you need to book before you visit the Norse Road Crematorium. We’ll be happy to arrange this for you, if you’d like: get in touch with one of our personal advisers.


The crematorium is 18.9 km away from Bedford, and it should take 17 minutes to get there by car via the A421. Start your journey on Green Ln and Woburn Rd. Stay on Green Lane, and at the first roundabout, take the first exit onto Woburn Road. Then, take the fourth exit onto the A421 to Cambridge. Continue for around 8 minutes and then take the ramp to Bedford/A428/Gt Barford. At Renhold Interchange, take the first exit onto St Neots Rd/A4280. Continue on Norse Rd for 1.1 miles to reach your destination.

The nearest bus stations are Norse Road Cemetery and Elms Farm Industrial Estate. Norse Road Cemetery bus stop is about 4 minutes from the cemetery gate, while Elms Farm Industrial Estate is a 10-minute walk away.

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