Her Say: extraordinary women of Sutton Hoo

2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted a parliamentary vote. To mark the centenary we are celebrating the women who significantly contributed to the history of Sutton Hoo. Discover more about the women who helped reveal the burial...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In the Sitting Room of Tranmer House you can discover the life of Edith Pretty before and after she triggered the dig which rewrote history.

In the Dining Room, the life of Peggy Piggott, an archaeologist brought in to excavate the burial chamber, will be explored and the career she went on to have after her time at Sutton Hoo. Mercie Lack and Barbra Waggstaff who were 'amature' photographers and contributed the majority of photographs of the dig will be celebrated.

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
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.80 £8.90
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £24.60 £22.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.90

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.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
Tranmer House is all on one level and wheelchair accessible. Mobility scooters are available to borrow free of charge at reception.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
20 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
21 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
22 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
26 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
3 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 16:45 Available

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Upcoming events

Her Say: extraordinary women of Sutton Hoo

Tue 19 Jun 2018
10:30-16:45
2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted a parliamentary vote. To mark the centenary we are celebrating the women who significantly contributed to the history of Sutton Hoo. Discover about the legacy left by an Anglo-Saxon Queen...

Her Say: extraordinary women of Sutton Hoo

Tue 19 Jun 2018
11:00-16:45
2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted a parliamentary vote. To mark the centenary we are celebrating the women who significantly contributed to the history of Sutton Hoo. Discover more about the women who helped reveal the burial...

Summer Solstice Talk and Walk

Thu 21 Jun 2018
19:15-21:30
Come and explore what Summer Solstice meant to the Anglo-Saxon people.

Historia - Prof Martin Carver: Five Alpha Females

Sun 24 Jun 2018
14:00-16:00
Many stories of great first millennium women still lie buried, waiting to be told.

Out of the Case

Sun 15 Jul 2018
13:30-14:30
See our master crafted replicas as they would have been in Anglo-Saxon times - out of the case and being handled!

Archaeology Festival - Archaeological Detectives

Sat 21 Jul 2018
13:00-14:00
Experience the skill and excitement of archaeology first hand whilst we celebrate all things to do with archaeology!