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Riddlequest: Escape Game

Can you return a mysterious object to its rightful place in our escape game experience? Complete challenges along the way, including solving real early medieval riddles to unlock the secrets of the past

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Join us for Riddlequest, Sutton Hoo's escape game experience. Your quest is to return an object, formerly belonging to King Rædelwulf, to its rightful place. There are challenges to complete along the way, including solving real early medieval riddles to unlock the secrets of the past. You have 1 hour!

This game can be played by all ages, but is most suitable for 10+. All children must be supervised.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £15.00
Child Under 16£6.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


This activity is most suitable for adults and children over the age of 10.

Meeting point

Meet by the ship sculpture in the courtyard.

What to bring and wear

The main experience will be indoors, but you will need to move between buildings, so please dress appropriately for the weather.


Wheelchair accessible.


This experience was developed as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project ‘Group Identity and the Early Medieval Riddle Tradition’. You can read more about it on The Riddle Ages website:

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