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£1.9million acquisition at Sutton Hoo set to provide visitors with riverside access

There will soon be more reasons to visit Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, following the National Trust’s purchase of Little Haugh, on the banks of the River Deben.

Gold and garnet pyramid fittings from Sutton Hoo

‘Golden age’ of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship is celebrated as objects from two of the most important archaeological discoveries go on display together 

Two of the most important early medieval archaeological discoveries, showcasing the pinnacle of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship, have been reunited for a new exhibition, Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard at Sutton Hoo.

A conservator sits in front of a very large painting showing a view along the Thames crowded with boats to the newly built Waterloo Bridge

The conservation of a Constable painting of Waterloo Bridge which was darkened by old varnish, has revealed a long-lost Thames view. 

The largest known painting by artist John Constable, but which was never exhibited in his lifetime, has been brought back to its full glory by National Trust conservators, revealing a long-vanished Thames skyline view.

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National Trust takes aim at net zero target with largest tree planting project to date at Wimpole 

The National Trust’s largest and most diverse tree planting project to date is underway on the 1,000 hectare (2,471 acre) Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.

Ranger planting a tree at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk

Oxburgh Hall’s parkland restoration lends helping hand to Britain’s rarest native tree  

In an exciting project that will see Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk returned to its 19th-century glory, 130 trees have been planted, including 20 rare black poplar trees that will increase the genetic diversity of one of Britain’s rarest native trees.  

Konik ponies grazing at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve in the wet fen landscape

Funding set to kickstart the restoration of peatlands 

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve in the Fens and Heigham Holmes in the Norfolk Broads are both set to benefit from a “discovery grant” by the Government to kickstart the restoration of peatland habitats in the fight against climate change.

Oxburgh Hall scaffolding

Oxburgh's ambitious roof restoration 

Follow our most ambitious restoration project to date, which will secure the future of this 500 year old building. Along the way we'll share our discoveries, life behind the scenes and opportunities to take a closer look.

A foot bridge over a stream at sunset

Chalk stream restoration springs forth 

A £1.6m project is underway to bring back the crystal-clear waters of the River Bure in Norfolk, one of only 200 chalk streams in the world. With the help of local partners, farmers and communities we’re creating wetlands and new passages for fish, unearthing lost ‘ghost’ ponds and launching a pioneering citizen science initiative.

Beech tree in Frithsden at Ashridge, Herts

Looking after our ancient trees and woodland in the East 

Find out how we are working with the Woodland Trust to look after the ancient trees and woodland across the East of England.

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