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Important notice -

Please note that from Monday 1 November the High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House, shop, cafe and second-hand bookshop will be open at weekends only. The estate walks will be open on weekdays with a car parking machine in operation.

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

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What's on

Upcoming events

Gruesome Graves

Mon 25 Oct 2021
Take our free family tour to discover gruesome stories we've had to leave out of our 'normal' tours ...
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Things to see and do

Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty exploring the soil

Digging the dirt: The true story behind The Dig 

The Dig is a new Netflix film, based on the novel of the same title by John Preston. Following the films release, we’ve seen an overwhelming increase in interest in Sutton Hoo. Here you can discover more about the true story behind the excavation of the Great Ship Burial and if you’re planning on visiting the site, we’d recommend coming in the afternoon, when we’re a little quieter.

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Eating and shopping

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Places to stay

Want to stay a little longer?

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Our work

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Join or give

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Children trying out an Anglo-Saxon shield for size in the High Hall exhibition

Learning at Sutton Hoo 

Discover our learning experiences for your educational group and schools.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sutton Hoo on the National Trust Collections website