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Sand Tray Archaeology

Become a family of archaeologists and learn how archaeologists uncover the past beneath our feet. Have a go yourselves and see what you discover in our archaeology sand trays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Experience the skill and excitement of archaeology first hand in our sand tray archaeology sessions. Learn how archaeologists uncover the secrets of the past and see what artefacts you can discover.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This activity is designed for children and families

Meeting point

Please sign up at Visitor Welcome and make your way to the back of Tranmer House.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming events

Event

Summer of Play at Sutton Hoo 

Enjoy a Summer of Play at Sutton Hoo. With activities indoors and outdoors there's something to entertain all ages.

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on
24 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 39 other dates or times
Event

Festival of Archaeology: Anglo-Saxon costume demonstration 

Meet our historic costume volunteers as they demonstrate the craft skills of the Anglo-Saxons and how they created clothing and accessories using natural materials.

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on
24 Jul to 27 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Theatre in the Forest: A Midsummer's Night's Dream presented by Red Rose Chain Theatre Company 

Suffolk’s biggest outdoor theatre event returns to Sutton Hoo for its big 25th anniversary for another unforgettable summer of Shakespeare!

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on
24 Jul to 24 Aug 2024
at
19:30 to 22:00
+ 23 other dates or times
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Storytelling at Sutton Hoo 

Join our Anglo-Saxon storytellers as they take you on a journey through time inside the storytelling tree at Sutton Hoo.

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on
25 Jul to 31 Oct 2024
at
10:45 to 11:15
+ 53 other dates or times