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Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet
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Things to see and do

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning

Sutton Hoo short walk 

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

Summer at Sutton Hoo

Upcoming events

The Lost Kingdoms Family Trail

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Discover the Lost Kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England. Become a war-band for the day as you travel back in time and explore the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England between 600AD and 655AD. Will you conquer all?

Historia talk; Stephen Pollington

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Sutton Hoo and its Relations with the Post-Roman world

Historia talk; Lyn Blackmore

Sun 04 Sep 2016
The Prittlewell Prince - an Essex chamber burial and its contents in the local, regional and wider context

Historia talk; Dr Angela Care Evans

Sun 11 Sep 2016
Recollections of the 1965 excavations at Sutton Hoo

Historia talk; Dr Noël Adams

Sun 11 Sep 2016
Of Men and Mushrooms

Living History; Treasures Retrieved and the 1939 Inquest

Sat 17 Sep 2016
With the treasures retrieved and the onset of war, who was the rightful owner and can all be safely stowed in time before invasion? Come listen to the debate and decisions made as to ownership.
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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.

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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.

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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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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

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.