Sutton Hoo, where history comes alive

Get up close to ancient artefacts and relive history © Fisheye Images

Get up close to ancient artefacts and relive history

A magical and enchanting experience awaits your educational group at Sutton Hoo.

Anglo-Saxon history comes alive with guided mound tours, guided activities and an interactive exhibition hall. Our friendly fully trained volunteer guides are eager to share their passion and love of Sutton Hoo with you.

We hope you have a wonderful and inspiring visit with us exploring our ancient  royal Anglo-Saxon site.

What we offer...

See striking Anglo-Saxon mask motifs in the front of the exhibition hall

See striking Anglo-Saxon mask motifs in the front of the exhibition hall

We have a wide range of exciting experiences for your educational group at Sutton Hoo 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.


How to book

For more information or to make a booking, please get in touch with us:

Telephone: 01394 389704



Discover Sutton Hoo

Help Basil Brown excavate Mound 1, discover fascinating facts and stories about some of the artefacts and become an expert archaeologist.

Visit guidelines & checklist

Try your hand at archaeology

We've put together a useful checklist and visit guidelines to help us, support you, in having the best possible day out with your class.

Educational group membership

  • Free term-time admission to all National Trust Properties (excluding weekends)
  • Discount on Sutton Hoo guided activities
  • Free pre-visit trips to help you plan your day out
  • Easy to purchase at Visitor Reception on the day of your visit
  • All educational visits must be pre-booked via the Learning Team

Universities, FE Colleges and adult education

Backwell School students working on the Orangery documentary project

If you're interested in bringing your students to Sutton Hoo, please ensure you pre-book with the Learning Team so we can ensure we are able to cater for your requirements on the day.

International educational groups

University students enjoying their visit

We welcome visits from international students, please ensure you pre-book your visit with our Learning Team who will support you in planning your trip to this world renown heritage site.

Home educating families

Children taking part in an archaeological dig

If you're interested in visiting as part of a home educational trip, please get in touch so we can ensure you make the very most of your time with us at Sutton Hoo.