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Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House Sutton Hoo | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
+44 1394 389700
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Incredible history

Amazing story well told and illustrated. The walk around the site could be better sign posted and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knowmygrub
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Leighton Buzzard
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Sutton Hoo

A difficult place to bring to life because all you can see are some of the remaining mounds but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon G
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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In 1939 an extraordinary discovery was made deep in the Suffolk countryside as the remains of a 90ft Anglo-Saxon ship was revealed, surrounded by fantastic treasure and the now famous helmet. Sutton Hoo was soon realised as one of Britain's most important archaeological sites, believed to be the final resting place of early Anglo-Saxon warrior king, Raedwald. Visit our Exhibition Hall and learn about the history of the Anglo-Saxons and this extraordinary site, including all 18 mounds eventually discovered. Step back to the 1930s in Tranmer House, the Edwardian home of Mrs Edith Pretty, who first decided to discover exactly what lay beneath the mysterious mounds. Relax in our café and look for a souvenir from our National Trust gift shop and bookshop. There are also tons of activities for kids, including dressing up, quizzes and trails across the site, and a play-area to run off any last remaining energy. Don’t forget to check our website for up to date information on our events!
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Tranmer House Sutton Hoo | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing story well told and illustrated. The walk around the site could be better sign posted and with more story boards along the route. Cafe and shop were very good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A difficult place to bring to life because all you can see are some of the remaining mounds but Pauline, our guide, was enthusiastic, knowledgable and good humoured and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering that a lot of the finds from Sutton Hoo are held at the British Museum, I wasn't sure what to expect from the exhibition at the site. It was actually a good exhibition with some really interesting pieces presented well, along with a succinct...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sutton Hoo is where burial mounds were excavated to find boats and treasures . The exhibition holds many artefacts of historical interest, not a large place but very interesting. There is a Nation trust shop and cafe. Mrs Pretty's house is open to the public...More

Thank Wen4519
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to Sutton Hoo was the result of staying in Felixstowe and taking the opportunity to do so. The time spent looking at the exhibits, talking to the volunteer staff made the place come to life. In fact the visit was so enjoyable that...More

Thank john l
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant exhibition of the interpretation of the excavations of Anglo-Saxon graves including a long ship of the period A kings grave is likely

Thank Keith R
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We stopped off here on our way up to Norfolk. We had heard so much about the finds here, so we were rather sad to only see replicas. The mounds were just... mounds. The walk way and platform did not really help to see the...More

Thank Lida75
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

There is a visitors centre to walk around which takes 15 minutes, then a couple walks to look at the burial sites which are heaps in a field. However it is done to national trusts high standards so the cafe sells good food and the...More

Thank Felicity B
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Really interesting place but unless you are an archaeology buff, you probably wont really understand what you are looking at. Take the tour - your wont be disappointed.

Thank Julia A
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The museum at Sutton Hoo is very well done and unlike most which err towards child friendly only, sets out to inform all age brackets. The cafe is good too. But if you have the time take the guided tour of the mounds. Our guide...More

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fastfreddie2014
7 November 2016|
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Response from Aussie135 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , the estate walk may allow a dog on alead but not to the burial grounds or the buildings. Previous posts have mentioned that.
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Paul R
29 August 2016|
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Response from wanderobo | Reviewed this property |
As above. National Trust members free.
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Clair C
29 June 2016|
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Response from JMIC10 | Reviewed this property |
No parking price and yes you can just use the nice tea rooms you pay to see exhibition, the mounds and Mrs Pretty's house but well worth it.
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