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Important notice -

Please note the viewing tower is due to be completed early this year, so if you are planning to visit us in the coming weeks, please check back here regularly for updates on when it will be open.

Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

Hilt collar from an ornate seax hilt

Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard at Sutton Hoo 

Seventy years separates the discovery of the Sutton Hoo Great Ship Burial and the Staffordshire Hoard. Join us for this major new exhibition, opening in May, where original artefacts from both sites will be displayed together for the first time in East Anglia, where some of the items are believed to have been made over 1400 years ago.

Upcoming events

Fashion of Archaeology

Wed 26 Feb 2020
Join us for a brand-new exhibition exploring the Fashion of Archaeology- where archaeology and costume history combine.

Birds of the River Deben

Sat 29 Feb 2020
Wrap up warm, strap on your walking boots and enjoy a guided walk down to the River Deben to discover more about the birds who call this place their home.

Manual Photography Workshop

Sun 01 Mar 2020
Afraid to use manual mode on your camera? Fear no more! Explore Sutton Hoo through the lens of your camera and discover top tips from an expert photographer on developing your manual photographic skills.

Little Hoo-ligans Parent & Toddler Group

Thu 12 Mar 2020
This winter, we’re inviting the little hoo-ligans of Suffolk to join us for a variety of activities and crafts in our toddler sessions. As the trees have shed their leaves and the days are shorter, time spent outdoors becomes even more special.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 28 Mar 2020
Discover the signs of spring at Sutton Hoo with the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

Relaxed Time

Sun 29 Mar 2020
Sutton Hoo's new relaxed time is aimed especially at visitors who would appreciate a quieter experience. During this time we are taking steps to help visitors who are living with autism or dementia.
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Our work

Sutton Hoo landscape and blue sky

Sutton Hoo Drone Policy 

To protect the wildlife of this special place and ensure our visitors are free to fully enjoy their experience, we carefully manage the use of drones at Sutton Hoo.

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Places to stay

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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