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Sutton Hoo

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

Very friendly, well-informed staff. Congratulations on the team that trains interpersonal skills... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard S
Amazing Sutton Hoo

This place has it all. Well interpreted Anglo-Saxon burial historical site, with just the right... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Katieclem46
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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 2 days ago

Very friendly, well-informed staff. Congratulations on the team that trains interpersonal skills. Very well thought out exhibition and themed entertainment.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has it all. Well interpreted Anglo-Saxon burial historical site, with just the right amount of information to be easily absorbed by all age groups. Excellent short film sets the scene, and the displays contain both replica and original artifacts. Superb. We took the...More

Thank Katieclem46
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While its not a amusement park it is an amazing historical place. The significance of this area to mankind cant be over looked. The transition from Roman rule and way of life to Ango-Saxon rule . The importance and contributions of East Anglia to modern...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect as thought it would be just a few mounds! However lots to see video and exhibition centre informative then walked around the mounds and ended up at the house of the owner which was really interesting, seeing dart holes and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting but go with a guide to get the be from the visit. Pleasant cafe. Lovely walks and views across the Denben River.

Thank hazellight
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Sutton Hoo many times over the years, living just over the river from it. But I can honestly say that it gets better and better. Constantly changing exhibitions, lovely walks among the mounds, a great restaurant and shop. It just makes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sutton Hoo is a very interesting destination. On this occasion we registered, collected a map, and went walking. We didn't make use of the visitor centre or catering facilities. The walks are as described, not too challenging. Great views over the river deben. All of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Norwich - just 45 miles from Sutton Hoo - for 35 years and never before visited Sutton Hoo. When we ancient monuments were in school history started in 1066 but it's not true - the Saxons were no slouches. Beautifully presented the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit here and enjoyed it. Lovely walk on the red route taking us back to the visitor centre. Then a very informative look at the exhibition. Dogs allowed on the walks and visitor centre on leads.

Thank Ginny D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For archaeologists (like my wife) it would perhaps be adequate but for lesser mortals like myself something more tangible would have been more engaging than a few bumps in the ground. How about a replica of the boat? Restaurant was really good though; both had...More

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Gordon C
14 May 2018|
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Response from Salenalh | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is plenty of space for a picnic and being Nat Trust there is a cafe / restaurant which serves alcohol. That said it is only about 5 min out of town with several places some of which are along the river. We... 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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