Learning at Sutton Hoo

Child explores Anglo Saxon life at Sutton Hoo

From 30 September 2018 Sutton Hoo will be closed for an exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded transformation. Whilst we are closed we will be offering alternative outreach programmes to schools.

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 starts 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.

Remote Learning - Video Conference Calls

Over the last few months we have been trialling video conference calls for schools that may be too far away to visit. We are excited to now offer this as an option.

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 Heritage Lottery Fund project.

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

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

Education 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.

School Visits

We would love you to visit our newly transformed site once we have reopened. Bookings can be made from June 2019 onwards.

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