Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge owned by the National Trust offers a great day out for all the family with attractions to interest everyone.
A great family day out with an abundance of things to see and do
A fascinating day out and attraction The Anglo-Saxon site at Sutton Hoo (near Woodbridge), referred to as ‘Page one of English history’, provides a fascinating day out and is amongst Suffolk’s best visitor attractions.
An important archaeological site Situated on the banks of the River Deben, facing Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo is one of England’s most important archaeological sites. In 1939, landowner Edith Pretty sponsored excavations revealing a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial, where fabulous treasures lay within. It is thought to be the grave of Raedwald, warrior King of the Angles and Overlord of England who died circa 625AD.
A National Trust site Sutton Hoo changed perceptions of the Saxon period, revealing a society rich in creativity, culture and craftsmanship. The site is now owned by The National Trust and is a must-see attraction in the Woodbridge area.
Things to Do The Exhibition tells the story of Anglo-Saxon East Anglia and has a full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber.
Other attractions and family entertainment include a free quiz and children’s puzzles, restaurant, shop, children’s play area, picnic area and guided tours of the burial mounds. Trails through woodland and heath reveal views over the River Deben towards Woodbridge.
Programme of Events There is a full programme of events, visit our website for the latest information.