Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Important notice -

Please note the site will be closed due to a Shoot on the following days: 1st and 15th December 2016 5th, 19th and 26th January 2017 We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

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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

Tree Dressing

Sat 03 Dec 2016
Come and celebrate the year with us at Sutton Hoo. Find out more about the Anglo-Saxon's beliefs and connections with trees and the natural landscape. Write a message to the gods onto a ribbon and tie it to the trees on the route to the burial...

A Pretty Family Christmas

Sat 03 Dec 2016
Explore Tranmer House this Christmas and be taken back in time to the 1930s when Mrs Edith Pretty lived here. Discover Edith, her family, friends and staff as they prepare for Christmas. Which Christmas traditions will you discover?

Carols around the Fireplace

Sat 10 Dec 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...

Out of the Case

Sun 18 Dec 2016
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 Lecture and Walk

Sun 18 Dec 2016
Visit the ancient site of Sutton Hoo on one of the key dates of the pagan calendar with Time Team's Dr Sam Newton. Learn about the Anglo-Saxon midwinter feast and discover how traditions have survived down the ages on this special lecture and...
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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.