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: 5th, 19th and 26th January 2017 We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

Sutton Hoo

Things to see and do

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning

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.

Upcoming events

Birds of the River Deben

Sat 04 Feb 2017
10:00-12:00
Walk through the landscape of Sutton Hoo and discover the bird-life of the River Deben.

Tales at Twilight

Wed 15 Feb 2017
18:00-19:30
Discover the Anglo-Saxons with tales to tell of heroes, monsters and gods. Be taken on a journey into the world of the hall and the scop, or storyteller. This event will be taking place indoors.

Out of the Case

Sun 19 Feb 2017
13:30-14:30
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...

Myth and Magic Sunset Tours

Sun 26 Mar 2017
18:00-19:15
Let us take you through the landscape of Sutton Hoo and the royal burial ground. Discover how the Anglo-Saxons experienced their landscape and how they interpreted it through their language and beliefs.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
Discover the incredible story of Sutton Hoo this Easter. Bunny's hunt will take you on an adventure through the woods and past the burial mounds with clues to solve before you can claim a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat at the end. Easter was named...

Nightingale Walk

Sat 29 Apr 2017
20:00-22:00
This skulking, secretive bird likes nothing better than hiding in the middle of an impenetrable thicket. Join our expert for a guided walk to listen out for the nightingale's beautiful song on our atmospheric estate. Walking boots advisable 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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Learning

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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Groups

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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.