Visiting Sutton Hoo: What you need to know
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, including how to book tickets if you are visiting from 2 April.
Booking your visit
Please pre-book your tickets to guarantee entry. By using a booking system we’re able to manage the number of visitors at any one time, ensuring that those visiting have a fantastic experience. 2021 saw record numbers of visitors at Sutton Hoo which often saw queues and our car park being full before midday. By managing the number of visitors, it helps us to look after this special place for future generations.
We'll be releasing tickets every Thursday on a rolling basis for four weeks ahead.
We are asking all visitors, including members, to book their visit in advance. There is no limit on length of visit. Tickets will be available on half hourly slots so, if you book a ticket for 10.30, you can arrive any time between 10.30 and 11.00.
On quieter days, if we're not fully booked, you may be able to access Sutton Hoo by booking on the day, up to 8am. However, to avoid disappointment, we recommend booking tickets in advance. Without a booking, we won't be able to guarantee entry.
We recommend making an account when booking, as you will be able to change the date or time of your booking up to 24 hours before your timeslot. Please note, you can only amend your booking if you have a DigiTickets account, which can only be created at the time of booking. To cancel your booking, please call our booking team on 0344 249 1895.
High Hall exhibition and Tranmer House: Daily, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Shop and café: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Keepers' kiosk (takeaway food and drink): Weekends, 10.30am - 3pm
Second-hand bookshop: Tuesday - Thursday, 10.30am - 5pm, Monday and Friday, 1.30pm - 5pm.
Estate walks and playground: 10am – 5pm, daily. Dogs on short leads welcome.
Viewing tower: 10am – 4pm, daily.
Toilets: 10am – 5pm, daily. Located in the shop/café building, Tranmer House and at the side of the High Hall exhibition. Accessible toilets and baby changing available.
Parking: Blue badge parking available in the main car park.
Toilets: Accessible toilets are located in the shop/café building, Tranmer House and at the side of the High Hall exhibition.
Mobility scooter and wheelchair hire: Personal mobility vehicles and wheelchairs are available to hire at weekends, please pre-book by emailing email@example.com or calling 01394 389714. If you have not pre-booked, we cannot guarantee availability on the day.
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