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 visit?

The estate walks at Sutton Hoo are open everyday. The café, which is serving a limited takeaway range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, is open Wednesday - Sunday. The gift shop and second-hand bookshop are open at weekends only. To avoid disappointment, booking is advised at weekends. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday for the week ahead. Tranmer House and the High Hall exhibition are closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and local communities remains our priority. Please follow government guidance on travel.

The helmet sculpture at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk


The gates are opened at 10.00am. On weekdays proceed into the car park and either scan your membership card or pay at the parking machine. At weekends our team will be on hand to check your booking details and welcome you. 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 the site closes.

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

Timed car parking at Sutton Hoo (17 Apr - 18 Apr)

Sat 17 Apr 2021
Book your timed car parking at Sutton Hoo.