Sutton Hoo

Important notice -

Please pre-book your admission tickets 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.

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

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What's on

Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty exploring the soil

Digging the dirt: The true story behind The Dig 

The Dig is a new film by Netflix, based on the novel of the same title by John Preston. But do you know the true story of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo? Read on to discover more.

Upcoming events

Anglo-Saxon costume demonstration

Sat 02 Jul 2022
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

Sun 03 Jul 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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Children trying out an Anglo-Saxon shield for size in the High Hall exhibition

Learning at Sutton Hoo 

Discover our learning experiences for your educational group and schools.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sutton Hoo on the National Trust Collections website