Summer Solstice Weekend

Solstice was a major celebration for the Anglo-Saxons so celebrate it with us in style.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join re-enactment group Wulfheodenas and discover more about Anglo-Saxon life and warfare. Watch a birds of prey flying display. Discover the Sae Wylfing, a half-length replica of the Sutton Hoo ship.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Sutton Hoo


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.80 £4.30
Family £23.60 £21.30
Group Adult N/A £7.50
Group Child N/A £3.70

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Children welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 June 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
18 June 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Visitor Reception
Call 01394 389714

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