Gruesome Graves

Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Travel back in time with our tour guide who reveals the gruesome secrets of Sutton Hoo's Royal Burial Ground on this fun tour. Please be aware that places are limited so we would recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.

Dates:

July 9, 17, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31. August 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 30.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole site
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.30 £7.50
Family £41.30 £37.50
1 adult, 2 children £24.80 £22.50
Group Adult N/A £14.25
Group Child N/A £7.10

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...

Please pre-book your tickets to Sutton Hoo to guarantee entry. To see Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard at Sutton Hoo, you will need to book a free timed ticket (with limited availability) in addition to your admission ticket. For more info and to book tickets, please visit our: ‘What you need to know' page.

The basics

Suitability
Children need to accompany scared adults!
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please book onto the tour when you arrive at reception. Please be aware that places are limited.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible and trampers available from reception.

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Reception
Email
suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01394 389700

Upcoming events

Anglo-Saxon costume demonstration

Sat 09 Jul 2022
10:30-15:00
Meet our historic costume volunteers as they demonstrate the craft skills of the Anglo-Saxons and how they created clothing and accessories using natural materials.

Gruesome Graves

Sat 09 Jul 2022
13:00-14:00
Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...

Forest Bathing at Sutton Hoo

Sun 10 Jul 2022
08:00-10:00
Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in nature by joining one of our forest bathing sessions.

Festival of Archaeology: Sae Wylfings, Anglo-Saxon re-enactment

Sat 16 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Join the Sae Wylfing Anglo-Saxon re-enactment group as they start the Festival of Archaeology off with a bang as they set up camp for a weekend full of living history.

Ramble with the Ranger

Fri 22 Jul 2022
13:00-14:00
Take a ramble with our Ranger, Jonathan, and see Sutton Hoo from a different perspective, exploring the different wildlife that calls this special place home.

Festival of Archaeology: Wulfheodenas, Anglo-Saxon re-enactment

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Step back over 1000 years in time for the second weekend of the Festival of Archaeology and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Anglo-Saxon life at this evocative time of year as Wulfheodenas set up camp for a weekend full of re-enactment