Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Important notice -

Please note: Due to extreme weather conditions Sutton Hoo will be closed for the rest of the day. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

Sutton Hoo

Things to see and do

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning

Sutton Hoo short walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk 

Stretch your legs on this short walk around our special place taking in the burial mounds and wildlife in the woods.

Upcoming events

Death and Cake

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Can talking about death make life a better place to be? Come along to eat cake, drink tea and hear inspirational founder Jon Underwood talk about the growing success of the Death Cafe movement.

Death Cafe

Sat 04 Mar 2017
At a Death Café people meet in a safe, welcoming space to drink tea and coffee and eat cake - whilst talking about death and dying so that they can get on with the business of living.

Out of the Case

Sun 19 Mar 2017
Get a close up look at our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in our Exhibition Hall. Made by master craftsmen using authentic techniques, our replicas show us what the treasures would...


Sun 19 Mar 2017
Experience the moving audio art work 'Woodland' by French & Mottershead whilst lying in Top Hat Wood. Then join artists & archaeologists to discuss this work and the 'invisible' bodies which lay in the Sutton Hoo burial ground.

Myth and Magic Sunset Tours

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Let us take you through the landscape of Sutton Hoo and the royal burial ground. Discover how the Anglo-Saxons experienced their landscape and how they interpreted it through their language and beliefs.

Imagining History for 12 - 15 year olds at Easter

Tue 04 Apr 2017
Imagining History workshops are guided by professional writers and are aimed at inspiring young writers to use real-life experience and exploration to develop their writing skills.
Sutton Hoo

Eating and shopping

Visitors enjoying the outside seating area of the cafe at Sutton Hoo

Tempting Treats 

Enjoy a bite to eat surrounded by stunning views and infused with ingredients grown onsite before visiting our shop and taking home a special memento.

Sutton Hoo

Get involved

Volunteers welcome visitors to Sutton Hoo

Join our team 

Make new friends, enjoy new experiences and become one of many important people in the Sutton Hoo volunteer team. From a house guide to a social media assistant or costume interpreter we've a role for you.

Sutton Hoo


Child explores Anglo Saxon life at Sutton Hoo

Discover a different way to learn 

Discover our learning experiences for your educational group. With guided and self-guided activity options on offer throughout the year and a programme suitable for all ages from primary pupils to university students, Sutton Hoo is a great place to learn.

Sutton Hoo


Sutton Hoo

Places to stay

Sutton Hoo Deben Flat Sitting Room

Holiday with us 

Explore the bustling Georgian town of Southwold, home of Adnams beer and discover the castle at Orford on your holiday to our special place.

Sutton Hoo

Our work

Solar panel on the roof of the Sutton Hoo visitor centre

From the Dark Age to the solar age at Sutton Hoo 

We've just installed solar photovoltaic panels at our visitor centre buildings at Sutton Hoo. By generating energy from the sun, we will be able to spend less on fuel bills and more on conservation.

Sutton Hoo royal burial mounds in a winter mist

Major Project looks to the future of Sutton Hoo... 

Find out more about our plans to review and redevelop the experience at this fantastically important archaeological site.