Support the transformation of Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. We want to preserve the history of this ancient landscape, whilst transforming the experience for our contemporary audiences.

Sutton Hoo burial mound at sunrise
Anglo-Saxon King Raedwald brandishes his spear at Sutton Hoo

Help us reveal an incredible story

Sutton Hoo is such a significant site in our nation's history. Often referred to as page one of English history, it was here that the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions is told. But now we need your help to bring this story to life, so more people can immerse themselves in history and discover the story of their ancestors.

Turning the pages of time

There are many chapters to our story

  • Our main story begins 1300 year ago
  • It wasn't until 1939 that treasure was unearthed
  • Today we welcome over 100,000 visitors and 75 schools each year
" We want to enrich and enhance the experience people have when visiting Sutton Hoo. This special place is about so much more than the treasure, it tells the hugely significant story of how the first English people lived their lives. "
- Allison Girling, Property Operations Manager
A group enjoys a burial mound tour at Sutton Hoo

You can support us in other ways too

As well as donating online, there are lots of other ways you can help bring the story of our Anglo-Saxon ancestors to life. You can support this appeal by taking part in one of our fundraising events, or why not buy a raffle ticket or exclusive Sutton Hoo helmet pin badge on your next visit?

Support the transformation of Sutton Hoo

Please select an amount

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet
£40 would enable us to increase our replica collection, which we take out into the local community and to schools we work with.
£25 would help us advance our educational offer, with new equipment so that we can help more children become archaeological detectives.
Kids digging in a mock archaeological excavation
Child explores Anglo Saxon life at Sutton Hoo
£10 would support us in the development of our outdoor family trails.
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Why give to the National Trust

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now and help share Sutton Hoo's story