Suffolk

Bridge Cottage, Flatford

Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty, from its picturesque coastline and Constable Country in the east, to wool towns in the west.

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Hilt collar from an ornate seax hilt

Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard: Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 

Two of the most important Anglo-Saxon archaeological discoveries to have ever been made are to be reunited in this new exhibition. Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard brings together original treasures from the Sutton Hoo Great Ship Burial alongside objects from the Stafford Hoard – the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever found. 19 May until 30 October 2022

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a grassy field in the weak early morning sun rolling down to the river with a town beyond

£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.

The replica helmet at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo transformed to offer new ways to experience the story of Anglo-Saxon King and his ship burial  

New displays, exhibitions and immersive experiences tell the complete story of the spectacular archaeological discovery of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial and its importance.

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 black and white photos showing the outline of a partly excavated ship, with two lines of naval cadets looking over the excavation site.

Full personal collection of photographs taken by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff at Sutton Hoo excavation digitised and online for the first time. 

Serious amateur photographers with an interest in archaeology, Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, visited Sutton Hoo in the summer of 1939 and created an extraordinary record of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.

Ground penetrating radar, Sutton Hoo

National Trust begins research project with Time Team in the hope of shedding new light on Sutton Hoo 

The discovery of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939 not only stunned the archaeology world but set the scene for further exploration.

Sheepdog Sweep at Orford Ness

New sheepdog finding his paws at Orford Ness 

There's a new member of the team at Orford Ness. Sweep is the new sheepdog who helps shepherd Andrew take care of the flock of rare breed sheep, but he needs to find his sea paws first.

Places to stay
View of the Round House holiday cottage sitting in the Ickworth parkland

Places to stay 

Get away from it all and enjoy the chance to stay in one of the idyllic cottages on the Ickworth Estate, the coastguard cottages at Dunwich Heath or Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo.