Rowathon Challenge

Visit us, have a go and make a donation.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Get your sea legs ready and jump aboard to help us row 1,980,000 meters (the distance from Sutton Hoo to Gamla Uppsala, the site of similar burial mounds and archaeological finds) to raise money towards the transformation of the Sutton Hoo site. The indoor rowing machines will track the distance, you just need to row them with guidence from the Deben Rowing Club. We are hoping to raise £5,000 but we cannot do it without your support.


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

Dogs on leads are welcome.
There are some restrictions on the rowing machines; these will be made clear to you when you enquire.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Visitor Reception
Call 01394 389714

Upcoming events

Poetry Walk

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Immerse yourself in Old English poetry as you explore Sutton Hoo.

Trade and Travel

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Explore archaeology, history, and literature to find out about trade and travel in the Anglo-Saxon period.

Word Hoard

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Be inspired by Old English words for sea, travel, and trade, and add to our illustrated word-hord.

Rowathon Challenge

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Visit us, have a go and make a donation.

Make a Nature Map

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Explore Sutton Hoo and work with other families to make a huge nature map.

Thegns of Mercia

Sat 26 Aug 2017
Come and discover the world of the Anglo-Saxons this August Bank Holiday when re-enactment group Thegns of Mercia sets up camp at Sutton Hoo.