Thegns of Mercia

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

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.


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

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 August 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Visitor Reception
Call 01394 389714

Upcoming events

Trade and Travel

Sun 20 Aug 2017
Explore archaeology, history, and literature to find out about trade and travel in the Anglo-Saxon period.

Rowathon Challenge

Sun 20 Aug 2017
Visit us, have a go and make a donation.

Out of the Case

Sun 20 Aug 2017
Get a close up look at our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in our Exhibition Hall. Made by master craftsmen using authentic techniques, our replicas show us what the treasures would...

Make a Nature Map

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Explore Sutton Hoo and work with other families to make a huge nature map.

Poetry Walk

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

Word Hoard

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