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75th Anniversary 1930s Garden Party

In July 1939, Mrs Edith Pretty held a tea party to reveal to the world some of the extraordinary treasures that had been discovered beneath the earth on her land at Sutton Hoo. It was the richest burial ever discovered in Northern Europe, and the finds are among the most iconic images from the earliest days of this nation.

Seventy five years later, we're inviting everyone to join us for Mrs Pretty's 1930's Garden Party to celebrate the anniversary of the world famous Sutton Hoo discoveries.

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July, 10.30am to 5pm

Normal admission applies, National Trust members free.
For more information please phone Visitor Reception on 01394 389704.

  • Music and entertainment
  • Spitfire flypast on Saturday
  • Tours of the burial mounds
  • 1930s costumes exhibition
  • Short talks on Mrs Pretty & the 1930s
  • Sutton Hoo-inspired art

  • Vintage cars
  • Market stalls
  • Living History re-enactors
  • Archaeology for children
  • Children's activities, craft stalls and so much more!