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Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

More about this place

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning

Stroll around our 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


Sat 21 Oct 2017
Before we begin, I should warn you: This story ends with a dragon. But every story ends with a dragon. If you make it to 'Happily Ever After' - and there isn't a dragon nearby - the story isn't over yet.

Tales by Torchlight

Wed 25 Oct 2017
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.

Christmas Gift Fayre

Sat 11 Nov 2017
Get inspiration for Christmas at our Christmas gift fayre. Browse gorgeous crafts and gifts, sample Suffolk produce and enjoy festive music. You may even be able to listen to tales of winters past around our Yule Log. Special entry price, £3 per...

Winterselde Telling of Tales

Sat 11 Nov 2017
Immerse the whole family in the Anglo-Saxon tradition of storytelling around the yule log. Wrap up warm in your favourite jumper, grab a hot drink and settle down outside and listen to tales as old as time.

Murder Mystery Performance

Sat 18 Nov 2017
The lights fuse and the vicar is killed...

Out of the Case

Sun 19 Nov 2017
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...
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Eating and shopping

Visitors enjoying the outside seating area of the cafe at Sutton Hoo

Tempting Treats 

Join us for a bite to eat surrounded by stunning views and infused with a variety of locally sourced ingredients and products.

Locally made and specially designed pottery from the Sutton Hoo shop

Shopping at Sutton Hoo 

Why not pop into our shop or second hand bookshop on a visit for us and find a special memento of your day.

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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