Visiting Sutton Hoo: What you need to know

Sutton Hoo in the summer

We need your help to stay open safely. Your visit may be very different from what you’ve come to expect so please take some time to read the information below to help you prepare. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit.

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Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Planning a local walk?

The estate walks at Sutton Hoo remain open for local walks and much-needed access to nature. In line with government guidance and tiering restrictions, our café is takeaway only and Tranmer House, the High Hall exhibition, cafe, shop and second-hand bookshop are closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and local communities remains our priority. We urge people to follow government guidance and restrictions for their local tier.

Our car park is open from 10.00am - 4.30pm daily. Once you have parked your car please obtain a ticket from the car parking machine.

Please scan your membership card at the car park machine for your free ticket

Please pay at the car park machine using the ‘Pay by Phone’ facility. You can either call a number to pay by phone, download the mobile app or pay via the website. If you’d like to use this service you can find out how it works by clicking here
You can also register your details with Pay by Phone before you visit Sutton Hoo which will save you time when you arrive.

The helmet sculpture at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk


The gates are opened at 10.00am. Once you have parked your car, walk through the path in the centre of the car park, and past the sculpture of the Sutton Hoo helmet towards the courtyard with the ship sculpture. Once you have arrived you are able to enjoy your day and stay until 4.00pm when the estate closes.

A family photographing a mushroom at Sutton Hoo

Share your day

Take a few moments to share your day with those that can’t be there, using the hashtag #EveryoneNeedsNature. Whilst we stop and can’t chat to you about your visit, we’d love to see photos of your time with us and hear any feedback you might have via our social media channels.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.