Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

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.

Summer at Sutton Hoo

Upcoming events

Trade and Travel

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Explore archaeology, history, and literature to find out about trade and travel in the Anglo-Saxon period.

Rowathon Challenge

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Visit us, have a go and make a donation.

Make a Nature Map

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Explore Sutton Hoo and work with other families to make a huge nature map.

Poetry Walk

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Immerse yourself in Old English poetry as you explore Sutton Hoo.

Word Hoard

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Be inspired by Old English words for sea, travel, and trade, and add to our illustrated word-hord.

Thegns of Mercia

Sat 26 Aug 2017
Come and discover the world of the Anglo-Saxons this August Bank Holiday when re-enactment group Thegns of Mercia sets up camp at Sutton Hoo.
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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 a variety of locally sourced ingredients before visiting our shop and taking home a special memento.

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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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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.

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