Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet
Sutton Hoo

Things to see and do

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning

Sutton Hoo short walk 

Stretch your legs on this short walk around our special place taking in the burial mounds and wildlife in the woods.

Summer at Sutton Hoo

Upcoming events

Anniversary Weekend

Sat 23 Jul 2016
10:30-17:00
Come and experience Sutton Hoo in 1939 with 'The Dig'. Join in the summer fun with garden games, classic cars and rides on a vintage bus. With Spitfire tribute flypast on the Sunday.

Out of the Case

Sun 24 Jul 2016
13:30-14:30
Get a close up look at our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in our Exhibition Hall. Made by master craftsmen using authentic techniques, our replicas show us what the treasures would...

The Lost Kingdoms Family Trail

Mon 25 Jul 2016
10:30-16:00
Discover the Lost Kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England. Become a war-band for the day as you travel back in time and explore the seven kingdoms of England between 600AD and 655AD. Will you conquer all? Special launch day on Monday 25 July 11:00am - 4:...

English National Hnefatafl Championships

Sat 30 Jul 2016
11:00-16:30
Learn to play (and pronounce) the Medieval board game Hnefatafl in just minutes, and enter the National Championships for your chance to win prizes on Sunday. Learn what other games were played in the Dark Ages.

East Anglian Contemporary Artists

Fri 12 Aug 2016
10:30-17:00
Join local artists as they take up residence at Sutton Hoo. Meet the people who made these wonderful creations, from sculptures, stonework and textiles to paintings and postcards. This year's theme is Elements.

Out of the Case

Sun 21 Aug 2016
13:30-14:30
Get a close up look at our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in our Exhibition Hall. Made by master craftsmen using authentic techniques, our replicas show us what the treasures would...
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Eating and shopping

Visitors enjoying the outside seating area of the cafe at Sutton Hoo

Tempting Treats 

Enjoy a bite to eat surrounded by stunning views and infused with ingredients grown onsite before visiting our shop and taking home a special memento.

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Get involved

Volunteers welcome visitors to Sutton Hoo

Join our team 

Make new friends, enjoy new experiences and become one of many important people in the Sutton Hoo volunteer team. From a house guide to a social media assistant or costume interpreter we've a role for you.

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Learning

Child explores Anglo Saxon life at Sutton Hoo

Discover a different way to learn 

Discover our learning experiences for your educational group. With guided and self-guided activity options on offer throughout the year and a programme suitable for all ages from primary pupils to university students, Sutton Hoo is a great place to learn.

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Groups

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Places to stay

Sutton Hoo Deben Flat Sitting Room

Holiday with us 

Explore the bustling Georgian town of Southwold, home of Adnams beer and discover the castle at Orford on your holiday to our special place.

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Our work

Solar panel on the roof of the Sutton Hoo visitor centre

From the Dark Age to the solar age at Sutton Hoo 

We've just installed solar photovoltaic panels at our visitor centre buildings at Sutton Hoo. By generating energy from the sun, we will be able to spend less on fuel bills and more on conservation.