Sutton Hoo appeal
Will you help show this enigmatic ancient burial site in a whole new light, bringing visitors closer than ever to this unique historical treasure trove?
The precious objects discovered under the sandy mounds rewrote our understanding of the ‘dark ages’. An iconic, ornate Anglo-Saxon helmet, intricate shoulder clasps, decorated shield and pattern welded sword are just a few of the objects that were discovered at Sutton Hoo. Your support will enable visitors to discover for themselves the excitement and wonder archaeologists felt as they dug here. With your help we'll also be constructing an interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon ship, who’s shadow was left behind in the acidic soil, new immersive exhibitions and an evocative new walk up to the royal burial ground.
How the appeal adds up
- The story of Sutton Hoo begins 1300 years ago
- It wasn't until 1939 that treasures were unearthed here
- We welcome over 100,000 visitors and 75 schools each year
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" 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. "
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. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work on our buildings at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.