Sutton Hoo Gold

Part of the Historia series. Consideration of the Sutton Hoo gold objects in the light of new discoveries of Anglo-Saxon goldwork with Helen Geake

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  • Admission applies

In 1939, the Sutton Hoo Mound 1 burial revolutionised views of early Anglo-Saxon art and culture. 60 years later, the Portable Antiquities Scheme began to record individual finds of 7th-century goldwork. It now has about 400 records of gold Anglo-Saxon objects, not including the spectacular Staffordshire Hoard. This talk will look at what the new finds tell us. Was there ever a 'Sutton Hoo workshop'? Is there still something special about the craftsmanship of this remarkable assemblage?

Prices

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Sutton Hoo

Prices

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

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Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

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The basics

Suitability
Sorry, not suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please go to Visitor Reception on arrival.
Accessibility
All the lectures take place in the court which is accessible throughout using the side door.
Other
Please be aware we do not allow recording equipment to be used during the lectures without prior request and permission from the speakers.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2017 14:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Reception
Email
suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01394 389714

Upcoming events

Thoughts and Crosses

Sun 24 Sep 2017
11:30-13:00
Part of the Historia series. The conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity was one of the most significant cultural changes in our nation's history. Discover new Research into the Anglo-Saxon Church in East Anglia with Richard Hoggett.

Sutton Hoo Gold

Sun 24 Sep 2017
14:30-16:00
Part of the Historia series. Consideration of the Sutton Hoo gold objects in the light of new discoveries of Anglo-Saxon goldwork with Helen Geake

The Cemetery under the Visitor Centre

Sun 01 Oct 2017
11:30-13:00
Part of the Historia series. Discover the early Anglo-Saxon cemetery found in 2000 at Sutton Hoo and its significance for the royal burial-ground with Chris Fern.

Hoards, Halls, and Burials

Sun 01 Oct 2017
14:30-16:00
Part of the Historia series. How recent discoveries are changing our perceptions of Sutton Hoo with Leslie Webster.

Sutton Hoo: the contexts of the burial ground

Sun 08 Oct 2017
11:30-13:00
Part of the Historia series. Why is the burial ground located where it is, in the extreme south of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia? With Prof Tom Williamson of the University of East Anglia

Aspects of the sword at the time of Sutton Hoo

Sun 08 Oct 2017
14:30-16:00
Part of the Historia series.Consider whether the Sutton Hoo sword merit its reputation as the pre-eminent high status weapon found in an Anglo-Saxon grave with Paul Mortimer. The talk will be supported with reconstructed examples.