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Sutton Hoo

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

Run by The National Trust, this is an interesting place if you like history - or even if you just... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
Interesting museum, ok mounds, good view of pigs

Anyone who has been to the British Museum has seen the best that Sutton Hoo had to offer. Luckily... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Reading, 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, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Run by The National Trust, this is an interesting place if you like history - or even if you just fancy a good walk. The visitor centre is chock full of information about the burial site. It's worth watching the short film and spending some...More

1  Thank J L
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Anyone who has been to the British Museum has seen the best that Sutton Hoo had to offer. Luckily there is a museum at the Sutton Hoo site explaining the dig, finds and what speculation there is about who was buried in the ship; without...More

1  Thank arborfieldman
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The title refers to a previous review claiming there are only 'three lumps in the ground' to look at and it was boring for the kids as a result. That's a little unfair. Since the area was, before the arrival of the National Trust, a...More

2  Thank Ludger4
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What an absolutely great day out! The visitor centre is packed with see, do and learn. Great for all ages. A truly fascinating glimpse in to a very small facet of our historic past. Wander around the house, relax in the comfort of Mrs Pretty’s...More

Thank Lilly A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Staying in Woodbridge this was on our 'to do' list. Large car park and a smart visitor centre with to the left reception, cafe and shop and to the right the exhibition area. The first thing we did was watch the video presentation that set...More

2  Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a must-see for anyone interested in history or archaeology. Here in 1939 archaeologists discovered a massive ship burial full of treasures which changed the understanding of the Anglo Saxon period. The treasures are all in the British Museum, but they are well reproduced...More

3  Thank 377Sarah377
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Took the kids here for a day out. The guy at the entrance practically curved us to watch a film about the place even though my kids said they didn't want to. It's stupidly expensive and there's not a lot to do. The burial sites...More

1  Thank lindybohan
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The burial mounds may be less impressive as a sight but the exhibition is quite astounding. I've known of Sutton Hoo most of my life and I am not clear how I have not managed to visit before. So glad that I did.

Thank David N
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I've long wanted to visit Sutton Hoo so was really looking forward to our trip there. I knew we couldn't see the ship burial but I expected to see more than the sparse artifacts in the exibition room especially as many were copies, the originals...More

Thank gill k
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

So interesting. I lovely half day out. A great balance of indoor and outdoor. The exhibition centre explains everything you’d want to know about the site and then you can walk around on a selection of different marked walks. The short walk is only about...More

1  Thank Arabella R
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6 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.
Paul R
29 August 2016|
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Response from wanderobo | Reviewed this property |
As above. National Trust members free.
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.