Autumn at Sutton Hoo

Path through the trees at Sutton Hoo

As the colour of the landscape turns from green to gold it’s the ideal time to head out and make the most of those beautiful crisp days before the nights draw in and the days get colder. Take in the beauty of autumn colour across the Sutton Hoo estate with woodland walks and fun for all the family.

Autumn is ideal for archaeology. The hard, dry, summer soil can be a struggle to work with, but damper autumn conditions means we can continue our geophysical survey of Garden Field. Why not come along and have a go and contribute to the ongoing archaeological work at Sutton Hoo?

As the days get shorter time spent together as a family becomes even more precious. We know family and friends were a crucial part of Anglo-Saxon life with evenings spent in the mead hall huddled around the fire sharing stories. You too can capture some of that magic in our events this autumn. Tales by Torchlight sees the landscape brought to life by our Anglo-Saxon storytellers who will take you into a world of myths, dragons, and giants.

To book tickets for Tales by Torchlight click here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/692da015-6545-495c-b7e1-761df424471f/pages/details

The trail through Top Hat wood at Sutton Hoo in the autumn
The trail through Top Hat wood at Sutton Hoo in the autumn
The trail through Top Hat wood at Sutton Hoo in the autumn

The colours of autumn always make for an ideal photo opportunity. Are you keen to expand your photography skills and knowledge? Join us for a brand-new series of photography workshops with expert local photographer Phil Morley. From a general overview to in depth sessions on landscape photography or how to (correctly) use the manual mode- there’s something for everybody.

Close-up photography of a bumblebee

2019 has seen the re-opening of Sutton Hoo following a £4million National Lottery Heritage Funded project. Displays in Tranmer House and the High Hall Exhibition have been revamped. The latter has now been joined by the first of a new series of temporary exhibitions- A Landscape Speaks. 

This new textile hanging has been lovingly crafted by renowned textiles artist Annette Morgan and volunteers from Sutton Hoo.

With glorious autumn colours across the landscape a new display has been opened across the site. Pictures in the Landscape sees historic imagery return to it's original location allowing a real 'then and now' comparison.