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Address: Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 01394 389700
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Description: One of Britain's most important archaeological sites contains the burial...
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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History and stunning artifacts

This is a lovely place to visit and learn about early Vikings, their history and culture. Although the original artifacts are in the British Museum the copies here are accessible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

so much to do and learn, we had a fantastic time, very young children my not understand everything but there's so much running around and dressing up for them to do, we'll be going again and again. the house was a very nice unexpected bonus

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

always wanted to visit Sutton Hoo, having seen the horde in the British Museum. But not what I expected, was quite disappointed. Huge burial mounds, but nothing to actually see. Much walking, good paths and helpful map, glad to get back to the excellent exhibition and try and make sense of what we had seen. Could not fault the shop,... More 

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Great Yarmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For many years we have passed the signs for Sutton Hoo saying we must visit. Yesterday we got around to it and are so glad we did. Having an interest in Anglo Saxon History ,it was fascinating. We took the Guided Walk to the Burial Grounds in a party led by an inspirational lady who related the history of the... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are guided tours for the mounds and I could not recommend this more highly. The facts are really interesting, but if possible I would suggest that you visit the museum and exhibition first so that you can picture the items and descriptions when you are being shown them in the field. We had an excellent lady guide. We also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

what a great place to visit, really interesting and welcoming staff who were very knowledgeble. Definitely recomended if you are in the area, good for kids.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit and learn about early Vikings, their history and culture. Although the original artifacts are in the British Museum the copies here are accessible, stunning and incredibly intricate. You will come away from here with your knowledge enhanced and a better understanding of the Vikings in terms of culture and skills. The discovery of... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The display and history of the site were absolutely excellent - very informative and easy to read and understand. The mounds themselves were a bit of a disappointment. A pity that they couldn't have taken a cast of the shadow of the boat and tried some kind of reconstruction, but interesting nevertheless

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Well worth a visit to see the site of this amazing discovery. Lots of information is available, and there is something for all ages. A must see.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely artefacts in display to see.. story told well.....especially good for children, things set out for them to do.. hoped to buy replica brooches in shop - non there - possible missed opportunity I think NT. Pleasant walk to see burial mounds, with views across valley, popped into the house to see 1930's set up... not as interesting as other... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited after a recommendation by family. This is a fascinating historic site due to outstanding 3-sided value. The first being the obvious Norse relics and the story behind their discovery. The interactive display was enough for most groups without going overboard (loved the dress-up!). The site and family members,who were key, who were key provided a second dimension (snap-shot of... More 

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Address: Tranmer House | Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 01394 389700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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