Sutton Hoo


1939 was just the beginning...

In 1939 one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time was being uncovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk - the Great Ship Burial that's thought to be the final resting place of an Anglo-Saxon king. Now 80 years on, the story continues, as we countdown to an incredible new experience, coming this August.

Thegns of Mercia at Sutton Hoo

Summer fun at the Hoo! 

Calling all adventurers! Join us for a marvellous array of activities this summer from re-enactments to real life archaeology, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Upcoming events

Gruesome Graves

Sat 24 Aug 2019
Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...

Outdoor Theatre: Edith in the Beginning

Sat 24 Aug 2019
Edith Pretty is famously linked to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. But there was so much more to this remarkable woman.

Ramble with the Ranger

Mon 26 Aug 2019
Take a ramble with our Ranger, Jonathan, and see Sutton Hoo from a different perspective. There might be a chance to tick off some of the 50 Things along the way!

Family Anglo-Saxon Craft Workshop: Jewellery Making

Tue 27 Aug 2019
Create jewellery fit for any Anglo-Saxon royal!

Family Anglo-Saxon Craft Workshop: Weaving

Thu 29 Aug 2019
Weave a textile masterpiece the same way the Anglo-Saxons did.

Archaeology Live - Geophysics

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Help us scan Sutton Hoo and build a better picture of what lies deep beneath the soil.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Get involved

Burial Mound tour at Sutton Hoo

Join the Sutton Hoo team 

Could volunteering at Sutton Hoo be for you? Find out all about the many different roles we have available. 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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Places to stay

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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