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Sutton Hoo

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

It's sad to see when educational things for the young and the old are commercialised, just like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim B
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Fascinating place to visit.

We travel to Suffolk once or twice a year, and this is our go-to place to break our journey. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
High Wycombe, 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 1 week ago via mobile

It's sad to see when educational things for the young and the old are commercialised, just like this case. I have been many times, it is probably more interesting to go on a school trip or if you are retired.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel to Suffolk once or twice a year, and this is our go-to place to break our journey. The history is fascinating, but we find the whole ambience of the burial grounds, Tranmer House and the Museum take you back to a different era,...More

Thank Footsie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've wanted to see this site since I read about it in history. It was a great day out. There's a visitor centre with a cafe that is lovely to sit in and look out on a sunny winter's day. The exhibition hall gave more...More

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends. Had a lovely walk via the burial site, then a trip round the museum, a browse in the gift shop and then a hot chocolate in the cafe. Lovely place. Really friendly staff and a great relaxed vibe. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Cjfh
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Monday in November so didn’t get the full experience as the museum was closed. A footpath guides visitors to the burial ground - an amazing sight. Descriptive boards filled in some details. We came away with a sense of why the...More

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Well worth a visit for the excellent museum and the burial mounds The Museum with it's informative explanation of the site, the reconstruction of the ship burial and the beautiful replicas of the treasures is a treasure in itself. But this is well complimented by...More

Thank anthony a
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A cold but sunny November morning saw us walking round the great mounds and the woods before stopping for a well earned coffee and cake (gluten free). Dogs are allowed in with owners at specific tables. The mounds are amazing and the history they've given...More

Thank DorothySharp
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The history is well told and presented. our 5 year old loved this place, including the house which has lots of games you can play as if you were the owners son in the 1950s. There are games and really informative guides on hand to...More

Thank Frijolero
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is where they found one of the gems of British Museum, the Sutton Hoo Helmet. The exhibition is very interesting with a lot of history and even a copy of what the ship burial could have looked like. The famous helmet is there in...More

Thank ElsaAnnika
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Good for a day out, places to walk, museum and house to visit, good cafeteria, ample toilets! Can see the mounds, and or follow various length walking routes. Cafe allows dogs in

Thank Wendy P
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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.
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.