Archaeology Live - Geophysics

Help us scan Sutton Hoo and build a better picture of what lies deep beneath the soil.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take part in geophysics scanning and help us gain a better understanding of what the Sutton Hoo landscape was used for in the past. The geophysics scanning reveals structures and features beneath the soil and you can contribute to the archaeological record of this special place by having a go at scanning the landscape.

Sessions take place from 10:00-13:30, you can join at any time and participate for as long as you wish! Last entry for sessions is 13:00.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property from 5th August 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.85 £13.50
Child £7.45 £6.75
Family £37.15 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

We opened brand new experiences in the Exhibition Hall and Tranmer House this August.

The Royal Burial Ground,estate walks, shop and cafe are also all open. Please continue to check the website for updates. 

The basics

Suitability
Children over the age of 8 are more than welcome to participate.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
After seeing Reception for your admission, please make your way to Garden Field to be shown how to use the equipment.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Gloves and a high-vis jacket will be provided.
Accessibility
Unfortunately access for those who use wheelchairs is limited.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 October 2019 10:30 - 13:00 Available
19 October 2019 10:30 - 13:00 Available
21 October 2019 10:30 - 13:00 Available
23 October 2019 10:30 - 13:00 Available

Upcoming events

Archaeology Live - Geophysics

Fri 18 Oct 2019
10:30-13:00
Help us scan Sutton Hoo and build a better picture of what lies deep beneath the soil.

Myth and Magic Sunset Walk

Sat 19 Oct 2019
17:15-18:30
Discover Sutton Hoo's enigmatic landscape as dusk begins to creep over the Royal Burial Ground.

Gruesome Graves

Sun 20 Oct 2019
13:00-14:00
Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...

Stargazing with DASH Astronomical Society

Wed 23 Oct 2019
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky at Sutton Hoo with DASH Astronomical Society.

Tales by Torchlight

Fri 25 Oct 2019
18:00-19:30
As the sun sets over Sutton Hoo explore this fascinating landscape and discover the Anglo-Saxon storytellers with tales to tell of heroes, monsters and gods.

Landscape Photography Workshop

Sun 10 Nov 2019
10:00-13:00
Explore Sutton Hoo through the lens of your camera and discover top tips from an expert photographer on developing your landscape photography skills.