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The burial mounds at dawn © NTPL/John Millar

The burial mounds at dawn

Whether you’re visiting for a whole day, half a day or two hours we have some great planned itineraries so that you make the most of your visit.

See the majestic mounds, take a trip around Tranmer House or get inspired by our exhibition hall. You'll find something for everyone to enjoy.

Guided Mound tours

Enjoy a tour with one of our experts and find out what was hidden beneath © Joe Cornish

Enjoy a tour with one of our experts and find out what was hidden beneath

Drink in the haunting beauty of this Anglo Saxon site with a tour that takes you onto the famous Mound 1 burial. You will be in the safe and expert hands of a Sutton Hoo Society guide who will 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. Please allow 1.15–1.30hrs for the tour and dress for the outdoors.

What's available

  • Gold belt buckle found in mound 1 © National Trust

    Exhibition talk

    On certain days, pop into the exhibition hall to hear a talk. Please allow 30 minutes.

  • The lounge inside Tranmer House © NTPL:John Millar

    Self-guided tours

    Prefer to do things at your own pace? Explore the mounds or house in peace between tours.

  • Tranmer House © National Trust

    Tranmer House

    Relax in style in Mrs Pretty's beautiful 1930's Edwardian house.

  • A snapshot of our range of out-of-print books © Jonathan Sargant

    Second hand bookshop

    Look around the old stables browsing our range of second hand books and find your next read.

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Group Coach Visit

If you're interested in joining us as a group, please get in touch to let us know. That way we can make arrangements for your visit.

Please call our group bookings administrator on 01394 389700.

Group benefits

  • You can enjoy a reduced rate for groups of 15 people or more
  • We meet and greet coaches on arrival
  • National Trust members get in free
  • There's free coach parking at the visitor centre


A group on a burial mound tour

Please be aware that the ground is uneven along the route to the mounds.

We have three outdoor mobility scooters and several indoor wheelchairs that you can book in advance.

The exhibition hall is all on one level.