Sutton Hoo

Hand-crafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Important notice -

Our walks will be closed on some Thursdays in January. Please check 'Opening Times' for further details. Access via Woods Lane from the A12 will be closed from January to April. Please see How to Get Here for alternative routes.

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

Upcoming events

Beat the Winter Blues at Sutton Hoo

Sat 27 Jan 2018
11:00-16:00
Escape to warmer climes and discover more about the exotic travels of Edith Pretty in 1901.

Tranmer House unlocked

Sat 03 Feb 2018
11:00-16:00
See parts of Tranmer House which are not usually open to the public - the holiday flats.

Birds of the River Deben

Sun 04 Feb 2018
10:00-12:00
Wrap up warm and strap on your walking boots... enjoy a guided walk down to the River Deben to discover more about the birds who call the river their home.

Her Say: extraordinary women of Sutton Hoo

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:30-16:45
2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted a parliamentary vote. To mark the centenary we are celebrating the women who significantly contributed to the history of Sutton Hoo. Discover about the legacy left by an Anglo-Saxon Queen...

Her Say: extraordinary women of Sutton Hoo

Sat 10 Feb 2018
11:00-16:45
2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted a parliamentary vote. To mark the centenary we are celebrating the women who significantly contributed to the history of Sutton Hoo. Discover more about the women who helped reveal the burial...

Out of the Case

Sun 18 Feb 2018
13:30-14:30
See our master crafted replicas as they would have been in Anglo-Saxon times - out of the case and being handled!
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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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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

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