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Time Team Live - Excavation (Sold Out)

Help us discover the next chapter of Sutton Hoo’s history by being a part of our excavation with Time Team this June. Book your place here to be part of the volunteer excavation team. Please see separate listing for finds processing volunteers.

  • Booking essential

Thank you for your interest in booking a ticket to participate in this years’ Time Team project at Sutton Hoo. Due to high levels of interest, all tickets are now sold out. The excavation will be available to be viewed by visitors to the site and project updates will be posted online. Please do visit the National Trust Sutton Hoo website for further details.

The project will be investigating some of the areas of interest discovered during recent geophysical surveys of Garden Field by Time Team. Activities will include careful trowelling, sieving for finds, fieldwalking etc. and will involve a lot of kneeling and crouching down. No previous excavation experience is required but always welcome.

To provide some continuity and commitment to the project, we are asking all participants to book two days of excavating within the four weeks of the project. There is no charge to sign up to participate.

The digging day will be 10am - 5pm with a lunchbreak at approximately 1pm and with morning and afternoon tea breaks. Please meet on site ready for 9.45am.

A volunteer briefing pack with further information will be supplied to each participant at least two weeks before the excavation.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

For insurance purposes, you must be aged 18 or above to participate.

Meeting point

Gate to Garden Field from the Sutton Hoo overflow capark. W3W: roosts.rationing.enhancement. A map will be included in the volunteer briefing pack. National Trust Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, IP12 3DJ

What to bring and wear

Full details will be included in the volunteer briefing pack which will be sent to each participant nearer the time. Please dress appropriately for the weather and for working outdoors.

Accessibility

Where possible, we would like to make participation as inclusive as possible. Please do get in touch with the Sutton Hoo main inbox (suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk) if you would like to discuss your access requirements prior to booking.

Other

Normal site admission does not apply for those participating in the project. The excavation will be able to be viewed by other visitors to Sutton Hoo where normal site admission will apply. The project is being managed by FAS Heritage. Please note that you may be asked to do a different role supporting the project but this will be discussed between FAS Heritage and the volunteer team as required on the day. Please be aware that filming and photography will be taking place as part of the project and as part of the volunteer briefing pack, you will be supplied with photo and filming permission forms. If you have any specific questions prior to booking please email suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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