Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Important notice -

We're making some exciting changes to Sutton Hoo and the site is currently closed. We will be opening in stages from late spring and summer 2019. We'll be sharing regular updates here on the website, so do take a look and see what we're up to!

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

Sutton Hoo burial mound at sunrise

Releasing the Story of Sutton Hoo 

We’re embarking on a £4million project to transform your experience of Sutton Hoo. Keep up to date with everything that's going on now that we're closed and work is underway.

Anglo-Saxon King Raedwald brandishes his spear at Sutton Hoo

Support the transformation of Sutton Hoo 

Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. We want to preserve the history of this ancient landscape, whilst transforming the experience for our contemporary audiences. And we need your help.

Little girl stands in a field of daffodils

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Sutton Hoo 2019 

Get out into nature with a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt this Easter at Sutton Hoo!

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Bring the whole family together this Easter and explore Sutton Hoo what ever the weather!

Myth and Magic Sunset Walk

Fri 26 Apr 2019
Discover Sutton Hoo's enigmatic landscape as dusk begins to creep over the Royal Burial Ground.

Guided Nightingale Walk

Sat 27 Apr 2019
As the sun begins to set, beautiful Nightingale song floods the valleys at Sutton Hoo. Discover this bird song for yourself on our guided walk.

Dawn Chorus Guided Walk

Mon 06 May 2019
Prepare for an early start to hear nature's very own concert to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

Sunrise Royal Burial Ground Walk - Beowulf Community Festival

Mon 06 May 2019
As the sun begins to rise over the Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial Ground, soak up the atmosphere and discover more about the people who were laid to rest at Sutton Hoo.

Thegns of Mercia: Anglo-Saxon reenactment

Sat 25 May 2019
Step back over 1000 years in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Anglo-Saxon life as we host Thegns of Mercia for a weekend full of reenactment.
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Get involved

Burial Mound tour at Sutton Hoo

Volunteering at Sutton Hoo 

Could volunteering at Sutton Hoo be for you? Find out all about the many different roles we have available here at Sutton Hoo. From a house guide, part of our education team or helping in our second hand bookshop, we've got a role for you.

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Child explores Anglo Saxon life at Sutton Hoo

Learning at Sutton Hoo 

Discover our learning experiences for your educational group - even after we close.

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A group enjoys a burial mound tour at Sutton Hoo

Bring your group 

Take part in a guided burial mound tour, enjoy an exhibition talk or browse through the shelves of our second-hand bookshop as you explore our special place with your group.
Now taking group bookings for June 2019 onwards.

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Art and collections

Photo Albums from the Lack and Wagstaff Collection

Conservation in Action at Sutton Hoo 

During the 1939 dig, Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, two amateur photographers, documented part of the excavations, capturing a moment in time which would have otherwise been lost. Here’s how we’re taking care of those photos for the future.

Our collections

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