Learning at Sutton Hoo

Child explores Anglo Saxon life at Sutton Hoo

We will be re-opening our doors for schools to come and learn at Sutton Hoo in July 2019, bookable from the beginning of June.

School Visits

We would love you to visit our newly transformed site once we have fully reopened and we will be offering you a refreshed list of activities including an interactive Royal Burial Gound tour, revamped Sand Tray Archaeology exercise, a new River and Wildlife Wander Route that focuses on rivers, habitats and tree identification and also a new Archaeological Detectives programme.

Once the Exhibition Hall is open, there will be a new activity worksheet to complete. Whilst it is still closed, we will be offering an alternative handling session, so children can still see our iconic replicas up close.

Remote Learning - Video Conference Calls

We are excited to offer video conference calls for schools that may be too far away to visit.

We 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.

For more information regarding any of the learning programmes, please contact us using the details below.

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 particular 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.

Collection Loans Box

We have recently put together a new Collection Loan Box that is 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 that is part of our project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

How to book

For more information or to make a booking, please get in touch with us:

Telephone: 01394 389704

Email: sarah.camplin@nationaltrust.org.uk

Educational Group Membership

Educational Group Membership (EGM) is specially designed to allow education groups free or discounted entry to National Trust places. The different thresholds for the EGM are dependent upon the total number of pupils within your entire school. Any class within the school can then use the EGM during the year that it is valid.

Membership includes

Free term-time admission to all National Trust Properties (excluding weekends)

Discount on Sutton Hoo guided activities

Free pre-visit trips to help you plan your day out

Easy to purchase at Visitor Reception on the day of your visit

All educational visits must still be pre-booked via the Learning Team.

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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