The replica helmet © National Trust

The replica helmet

Visiting as a group?

Sutton Hoo. Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries.

As part of your visit you can walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of an Anglo Saxon King.

Explore our award-winning exhibition with full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber and replica treasures before stepping into the 1930s at Tranmer House.


Guided mound tours

Group tour of the mounds

Group tour of the mounds

Drink in the haunting beauty of these Anglo-Saxon graves with a tour that takes you onto the famous burial mound 1. You'll be in the safe and expert hands of a Sutton Hoo Society guide who'll bring to life the warrior leader laid to rest and the extraordinary excavations at a time when Britain was on the brink of a war.

All guided tours are booked in advanced.

Please allow 1.15 to 1.30 hours for the tour - and dress for the outdoors.

Things to see and do

  • Mound raided by Tudor Treasure Hunters 

    Self guided tours

    Explore and discover the majestic mounds your own way, at your own pace.

  • Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre with Visitor Centre to left © National Trust

    Exhibition Hall

    An introduction to Sutton Hoo awaits your group, experience the past through our recreated Kings ...

  • Tranmer House on a sunny afternoon © Mike Hall

    Tranmer House

    At Tranmer House you will be transported back to the sights and sounds of the 1930s.

  • Pine on Sutton Hoo Short Walk © Michael Graham

    Estate walks

    Enjoy inspirational views across the river Deben.

Booking pack

The pack includes opening times, prices, access information, and details of how your day will run, including options for tours.

Group visits

If you're interested in visiting as a group, please call our group bookings administrator on 01394 389700. We advise that group bookings are booked in advance to a visit. We can make arrangements for your visit and ensure you make the most of your day here.




The route to the mounds is uneven, so please take care. We offer outdoor mobility vehicles and indoor wheelchairs, which can be booked in advance.

All facilities are on one level for easy access.