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.

Prices

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

Prices

Estate walks, shop and café until 5th August
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £3.90 £3.50
Child £2.00 £1.75
Family £10.00 £8.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.75
Whole property from 5th August
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'll be opening the brand new experiences in the Exhibition Hall and Tranmer House on Monday August 5.

The Royal Burial Ground,estate walks, shop and cafe are all now 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
22 July 2019 10:30 - 13:30 Available
24 July 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Available
26 July 2019 10:30 - 13:30 Available
27 July 2019 10:30 - 13:30 Available

Upcoming events

Holiday Flats Open House Weekend

Sun 21 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
We're opening up our holiday flats for the weekend so that you can discover the upstairs of Tranmer House and take in the spectacular views. You might event decide you want to stay for longer and book a holiday here.

Archaeology Live - Geophysics

Mon 22 Jul 2019
10:30-13:30
Help us scan Sutton Hoo and build a better picture of what lies deep beneath the soil.

Archaeology Festival - Graveside Archaeology

Tue 23 Jul 2019
14:00-15:30
Experience the skill and excitement of archaeology first hand whilst we celebrate all things to do with archaeology!

Autumn Birds

Sun 28 Jul 2019
13:00-15:00
Join Steve Abbott for a stroll to Sutton Hoo’s precious salt marsh on the River Deben, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be inspired by the stunning views and the wading birds that are making their way to warmer climes as winter approaches.

Ramble with the Ranger

Mon 29 Jul 2019
13:00-14:00
Take a ramble with our Ranger, Jonathan, and see Sutton Hoo from a different perspective. There might be a chance to tick off some of the 50 Things along the way!

Family Anglo-Saxon Craft Workshop: Pottery

Tue 30 Jul 2019
13:30-14:30
Become an Anglo-Saxon potter and create your own pot or bowl.