Visiting Sutton Hoo: What you need to know

Sutton Hoo landscape and blue sky

Whether you're a regular visitor or it's your first time, we can't wait to welcome you to Sutton Hoo. Take a look at our handy guide on what you need to know to help plan your day.

Planning a visit?

Sutton Hoo is open everyday including the High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House, the Royal Burial Ground and viewing tower, the gift shop and the café until the 1 November. 

From 1 November Sutton Hoo will be moving to winter hours. The High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House, gift shop, second-hand bookshop and the café will be open at weekends only. On weekdays the estate walks (including the Royal Burial Ground and Viewing Tower) will be open daily with a car parking machine in operation. Free parking is available for National Trust members, just scan your membership card. If you are not a member PayByPhone will be in operation.

The helmet sculpture at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk


The gates are opened at 10.00am. Once you have parked your vehicle, walk through the path in the centre of the car park, and past the sculpture of the Sutton Hoo helmet towards the Visitor Welcome building. Once you have arrived you are able to enjoy your day and stay until the site closes at 4pm.

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning

Staying safe

The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness. 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 10 days, please don't visit.

What's available to see?

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

Gruesome Graves

Sat 30 Oct 2021
Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...