Sutton Hoo


1939 was just the beginning...

In 1939 one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time was being uncovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk - the Great Ship Burial that's thought to be the final resting place of an Anglo-Saxon king. Now 80 years on, the story continues, as we countdown to an incredible new experience, coming this August.

Path through the trees at Sutton Hoo

Autumn at Sutton Hoo 

There's lots to see and do at Sutton Hoo this autumn, from colourful walks to real live archaeology

Upcoming events

Autumn Birds

Sun 22 Sep 2019
Join Steve Abbott for a stroll to Sutton Hoo’s precious salt marsh on the River Deben, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be inspired by the stunning views and the wading birds that are making their way to warmer climes as winter approaches.

Archaeology Live - Geophysics

Mon 23 Sep 2019
Help us scan Sutton Hoo and build a better picture of what lies deep beneath the soil.

Myth and Magic Sunset Walk

Sat 28 Sep 2019
Discover Sutton Hoo's enigmatic landscape as dusk begins to creep over the Royal Burial Ground.

5k Fun-draising run

Sun 29 Sep 2019
Take part in our 5k fundraising run around the beautiful Sutton Hoo estate. By having a go, you will be helping us to reach our fundraising goal to release the story of Sutton Hoo.

Little Hoo-ligans Parent & Toddler Group

Thu 10 Oct 2019
This autumn, we’re inviting the little hoo-ligans of Suffolk to join us for a variety of activities and crafts in our new toddler sessions. As the trees shed their leaves and the days grow shorter, time spent outdoors becomes even more special.

Introduction to Photography

Sun 13 Oct 2019
Explore Sutton Hoo through the lens of your camera and discover top tips from an expert photographer on developing your photographic skills.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Get involved

Burial Mound tour at Sutton Hoo

Join the Sutton Hoo team 

Could volunteering at Sutton Hoo be for you? Find out all about the many different roles we have available. From a house guide, part of our education team or helping in our second hand bookshop, we've got a role for you.

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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