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Sutton Hoo

Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
01394 389700
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: One of Britain's most important archaeological sites contains the burial chamber and funeral ship of the early Anglo-Saxon warrior king, Raedwald.
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very interesting exhibition and walk around the mounds - re-motivated to see the originals in the British Museum. Cafe building well planned with covered outside seating - a very enjoyable visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

So what's in a few grassy mounds on a fairly exposed site? Amazing history and buried treasure, that's what. Take the conducted tour if you want close access to the mounds but make sure you take a good look at the display and read the info in the visitors' centre first. We didn't have time to do that before the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've been meaning to visit Sutton Hoo for a long time, it lived up to expectations and was very interesting.

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Outside Basingstoke
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38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A really good exhibition, free to NT members, which, together with Ipswich Museum's explains just how sophisticated these 'Dark Age invaders' were. If you can put up with the irrelevances, the guided tour is worth the £2.50 for you get to enter the site and actually stand on the mounds. You have to walk 500 metres to reach the mounds.

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Surrey, England
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not sure what I expected here, but the exhibitions are superb. The burial mounds themselves are what you'd expect - just large mounds in the earth, but it's a nice walk round.

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England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited Sutton Hoo with my husband during a trip to Suffolk/Essex. Extremely enjoyable and informative few hours were spent in the exhibition area and a walk to the burial mounds and the house. Would definitely recommend a guided tour to the burial mounds by one of the very knowledgable guides. Well worth a visit!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went for a couple of hours and ended up staying all day.Had a great visit. Booked a guided tour and Jim was excellent. Well worth visiting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Sutton Hoo with our 4 young kids. It was a really great way to spend an afternoon. The museum/exhibition hall is very informative and great for the kids to dress up and complete a quiz. TIP - When you enter, ask the EXCELLENT staff on the door what time the next video starts, it is only 8 minutes... More

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London
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Good to see the burial mounds so as to put the fantastic finds in the BM in context. Edwardian house nice but average and not worth a trip in itself. Exhibition space good - particularly the reconstruction of the burial chamber. The whole experience is saved by the story itself which never fails to amaze.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited on a lovely hot summers day. The reception area, shop and cafe are very good but the really exciting part is the exhibition and the treasury,do make time to look around them. The replicas of the finds are superb. We went on the tour of the burial mounds with the guide which was fascinating and very informative. As... More

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