At Sutton Hoo you can get close to one of the most important archaeological finds in this country's history - a fascinating story of Anglo-Saxon pagan kings, ship burials, treasure and warriors.
Close to the sea, one of several large mounds was excavated in 1939 revealing the now famous treasures, including a warrior's helmet, shield, gold ornaments and Byzantine silver in the remains of a burial chamber of a 90 ft ship.
The site has recently been developed by the National Trust and offers extensive new visitor facilities including an exhibition hall, restaurant, shop and walks.
The permanent display tells the story of the Anglo-Saxon kings and the excavation of the mounds over fifty years, and looks at other aspects of Anglo-Saxon life such as craftsmanship, life and death in the seventh century and the importance of ships for this island nation.
The centre piece is a full-size reconstruction of King Raedwald's burial chamber. The Treasury room houses temporary exhibitions.
The actual burial mounds are only a short walk away, providing an atmospheric setting for "Page 1 of English History".
- Visitors Centre with adapted WC
- Good access for visitors with physical disabilities
- Wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles
- Dogs on leads at all times, not allowed in buildings or mounds
- Parking, charge when visitor centre closed
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Off B1083 Woodbridge to Bawdsey road. Follow signs from A12.
Sutton Hoo Postcode for SatNav: IP12 3DJ