Riddlequest: Escape Game

Can you return a mysterious object to its rightful place in our exciting new escape game experience? Complete challenges along the way, including solving real early medieval riddles to unlock the secrets of the past.

  • Booking essential

Join us for Riddlequest, Sutton Hoo's exciting new escape game experience. Your quest is to return an object, formerly belonging to King Rædelwulf, to its rightful place. There are challenges to complete along the way, including solving real early medieval riddles to unlock the secrets of the past. You have 1 hour!

This game can be played by all ages, but is most suitable for children aged 10+ and all children must be supervised.

Games will be taking place at 6.30 and 7.30pm on the following dates:

September 9. October 7, 8, 15. November 11, 12, 25, 26. December 9, 10.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £15.00
  • Child £6.00
    Under 16

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
This activity is most suitable for adults and children over the age of 10.
Meeting point
Meet by the ship sculpture in the courtyard.
What to bring and wear
The main experience will be indoors, but you will need to move between buildings, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Wheelchair accessible.
This experience was developed as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project ‘Group Identity and the Early Medieval Riddle Tradition’. You can read more about it on The Riddle Ages website: theriddleages.com

Contact Info

Sutton Hoo
Call 01394 389700

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