Learning at Sutton Hoo

Children trying out an Anglo-Saxon shield for size in the High Hall exhibition

Make Anglo-Saxon history come alive with Sutton Hoo.

 

Home Learning Resources

To assist teachers and parents during the coronavirus pandemic we have made some of our learning activities available online for you here.

Click here for a general worksheet on Sutton Hoo, can you find out all the answers? 

Sutton Hoo Worksheet (PDF / 1.2421875MB) download

Colouring sheets to download:

School Visits

We would love you and your school to visit Sutton Hoo. We have a wide range of different options for visiting the site. Self-led and guided sessions are designed to enhance the Anglo-Saxon topic and bring Sutton Hoo to life. We are happy to tailor sessions to fit the needs of the pupils and work with any learning outcomes you may have. Full details can be found in our visit pack, please contact our learning team for more information. 

Home Education

Home Education groups are welcome to book visits with us. Self-led visits can be made during term time, and we can offer guided sessions to groups of 15 or more.

Getting up close to the Bromeswell Bucket in the High Hall Exhibition
Children looking at the Bromeswell Bucket in the High Hall Exhibition
Getting up close to the Bromeswell Bucket in the High Hall Exhibition

Remote Learning Programme - Video Conference Calls

We are excited to offer video conference calls for schools that may be too far away to visit.
We'll send you a short video to watch in the classroom that introduces Sutton Hoo and the Anglo-Saxons. We will then arrange a time to video call the classroom and our education volunteers will be able to show the children some of our replica treasures, as well as answer any questions they may have.
Currently this is a free programme that is part of our project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Learning Volunteer at Sutton Hoo
Learning Volunteer at Sutton Hoo
Learning Volunteer at Sutton Hoo

Collection Loans Box

We have recently put together three new Collection Loan Boxes that are full of Anglo-Saxon replicas: including the helmet and belt buckle. The box also includes resources for teachers and can be borrowed for up to three weeks at a time. The box can be collected from Sutton Hoo, delivered to local schools, or sent via courier to more remote schools.
Currently this is a free programme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Enfield National Trust Association. 

Local Outreach Programme

If you are a local school (within a 45-minute drive from Sutton Hoo) we would love to come and visit you in the classroom. Outreach sessions last about an hour and start with an introduction to Sutton Hoo and the Anglo-Saxons. We then run activities with the children such as handling replica items and trying on our replica Sutton Hoo Helmet. 
Our outreach programme is flexible, so if there is a topic or project you think we may be able to help you with, we would love to hear from you and find out how we can get involved.

More information…

For more information or to make a booking, please get in touch with us:
Telephone: 01394 389704
Email: sarah.camplin@nationaltrust.org.uk


Discover Sutton Hoo

Help Basil Brown excavate Mound One, discover fascinating facts and stories about some of the artefacts and become an expert archaeologist! 

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