Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet
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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.

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What's on 

Sutton Hoo Treasures - the original Crown Jewels

Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday at Sutton Hoo 

Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday with the National Trust at Sutton Hoo. This famous Anglo-Saxon royal site will honour the Queen, and 1400 years of English monarchy, with the lighting of a beacon.

Upcoming events

Nightingale Walk

Sat 07 May 2016
This skulking, secretive bird likes nothing better than hiding in the middle of an impenetrable thicket. Join our expert for a guided walk to listen out for the nightingale's beautiful song on our atmospheric estate. Walking boots advisable and...

Out of the Case

Sun 15 May 2016
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...

Living History; The Clash of the 1938 / 39 Archaeologists

Sat 21 May 2016
Was there really disharmony behind the scenes in 1938/39? If so, what were the causes and effects? Who was really in charge of the excavations?

The Spoils of War

Sat 28 May 2016
Anglo-Saxon re-enactors Ealdfaeder have just returned from war! The wounded need treating, the boundaries of kingdoms have shifted, the king is giving out rings to ensure loyalty, and the people are swearing oaths of fealty. Conflict was a...

Beasts of Battle

Sat 04 Jun 2016
Eagles, falcons and owls! Come and see these beautiful birds and watch one of our flying demonstrations. Learn more about the role that birds of prey and other creatures played in the Anglo Saxon world. Discover the beasts that appear in the...

Solstice: The Sutton Hoo Festival of Storytelling

Sat 18 Jun 2016
Be inspired by the storytelling traditions of the Anglo Saxons with an Anglo Saxon encampment, a storyteller trail and much more. Walk in the footsteps of Beowulf, and live the legends of the Anglo Saxons.
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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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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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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.