Tranmer House

The lounge inside Tranmer House © NTPL:John Millar

The lounge inside Tranmer House

A pretty home

Built in 1910, this Edwardian house was Edith Pretty’s home. It's the place where she saw a vision that led to the excavations of Sutton Hoo. Well, that’s the myth.

For the first time since we started caring for Sutton Hoo, you're welcome to enter the dark, wood-panelled hallway and relax in the lounge. You can spot a burial mound from the drawing room and see a 1930s archaeological workshop (affectionately nicknamed ‘Basil’s Workshop’).

Our ‘hands-on’ attitude means you can truly step back in time and get a feel of the past. Flick through 1930s magazines in the comfort of a chaise lounge, play music on a gramophone or play authentic games and imagine life on the brink of the Second World War.

Living History

Every third weekend of each month join Mrs Pretty and her friends as they bring her country house to life.

Hands on

A 1930s

Our ‘hands-on’ attitude means you can truly step back in time and get a feel of the past. Flick through 1930s magazines in the comfort of a chaise lounge, play music on a gramophone or play authentic games and imagine life on the brink of the Second World War.

Did you know?

  • Its original name was Sutton Hoo House
  • Annie Tranmer Charitable Trust gave the house to National Trust in '97
  • Land Army girls were stationed at the house during the Second World War
  • Part of the house was demolished to save on heating bills
  • There was no garden because the rabbits would destroy it
  • You can rent an apartment at the house and live just like Mrs Pretty

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