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Thegns of Mercia Anglo-Saxon Living History

Step back over 1000 years in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Anglo-Saxon life as we welcome Thegns of Mercia for a weekend full of living history.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step back in time with Thegns of Mercia as they bring a whole weekend of living history to Sutton Hoo through talks, live demonstrations and displays of reproduction treasures.

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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

Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

After seeing the Visitor Welcome team for your admission, explore the site and discover the Anglo-Saxon encampment.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and foot wear.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Upcoming events

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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
25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 38 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
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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
25 Jul to 24 Aug 2024
at
19:30 to 22:00
+ 22 other dates or times
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Festival of Archaeology: Wargaming the Age of the Anglo-Saxons 

Join us for an exciting weekend of Anglo-Saxon era war games with miniature model soldiers. Feeling creative? Paint your own miniature model Anglo-Saxon thegn to take home!

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on
27 Jul to 28 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time