Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Important notice -

Our walks will be closed on some Thursdays until January. Please check 'Opening Times' for further details.

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

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Upcoming events

A Christmas Evening

Fri 15 Dec 2017
18:30-20:30
Join us as we welcome local choir Musicology to Tranmer House for a fundraising evening of Christmas music and festive cheer. This is a fundraising event in support of 'Releasing the Sutton Hoo Story'. Tickets will include mulled wine and mince...

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-13:00
Decorate your own traditional wreath at Sutton Hoo this Christmas.

Winterselde Telling of Tales

Sat 16 Dec 2017
13:00-13:30
Immerse the whole family in the Anglo-Saxon tradition of storytelling around the yule log. Wrap up warm in your favourite jumper, grab a hot drink and settle down outside and listen to tales as old as time.

Out of the Case

Sun 17 Dec 2017
13:30-14:30
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...

Winter Solstice

Sun 17 Dec 2017
14:30-16:30
Discover the Anglo-Saxon midwinter rituals as the sun sets over Sutton Hoo.
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Eating and shopping

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

Tempting Treats 

Join us for a bite to eat surrounded by stunning views and infused with a variety of locally sourced ingredients and products.

Locally made and specially designed pottery from the Sutton Hoo shop

Shopping at Sutton Hoo 

Why not pop into our shop or second hand bookshop on a visit for us and find a special memento of your day.

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Get involved

Sutton Hoo burial mound at sunrise

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.

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.

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Learning

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.

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Groups

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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.

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Our work

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.

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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