Sutton Hoo

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.

Upcoming events

Tales by Torchlight

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Winter is coming and the nights are drawing in. Explore Sutton Hoo by torchlight and discover the Anglo-Saxon storytellers with tales to tell of heroes, monsters and gods.

Pumpkin Carving

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Come and carve your own pumpkin at Sutton Hoo this October half-term in time for Halloween.

Myth and Magic walk

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Explore Sutton Hoo at sunset following the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons.

Christmas Fayre

Sat 12 Nov 2016
Get inspiration for Christmas at our Christmas gift fayre. Browse gorgeous crafts and gifts, sample Suffolk produce and enjoy festive music. Children can even attend Storytelling with Father Christmas at various points throughout the weekend....

Storytelling with Father Christmas

Sat 12 Nov 2016
Discover Tranmer House dressed for a 1930s' Christmas. Father Christmas is waiting in the Sitting Room to tell you traditional Christmas tales. Gather around the fireplace and be transported into a magical world as you get into the festive spirit.

Carols around the Fireplace

Sat 12 Nov 2016
Get into the festive spirit with us at Sutton Hoo and discover Tranmer House dressed for a 1930s' Christmas. Listen to the festive music round the fire place in the drawing room. There will be different choirs and musical groups every day for...
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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.