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 Anglo-Saxon tour guide who reveals the gruesome secrets of Sutton Hoo's royal burial ground.

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

Booking details
Call 01394 389714
Suitability
Children need to accompany scared adults!
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please book onto the tour when you arrive at reception
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible and trampers available from reception.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
4 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
10 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
11 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
17 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
18 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
24 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 Available
25 August 2019 13:00 - 14:00 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.