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My wife and I have lived in the Suffolk / Essex area for many years, and although we knew the story... read more

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Dick L
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

I went with a group of friend on the spur of the moment. We had of course heard of Sutton Hoo and... read more

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With thanks to the £1.8million National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and all the support from our visitors and supporters through our fundraising events, Sutton Hoo is embarking on major changes across the site, transforming...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

Theres nothing there only a skeleton replica of the ship they found. Not even photos of the dig. Just a rusty spear on display. What a rip off. Surprised they’ve got the check to charge entry fee.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed today

I went with a group of friend on the spur of the moment. We had of course heard of Sutton Hoo and the finds but were surprised at how interesting the site is. In the house of Mrs Pretty the information and photos of her...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Whissey
Reviewed today via mobile

On arrival all looks great, great service at reception , given a map and charged close to £15 each There is the metal frame reconstructed of what the boat looked like A helmet and 2 clasps housed in a room with sundry bits a pieces...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had read of the finding of a Viking Ship burial at this Suffolk site and we were anxious to visit it. We were not disappointed but the converse we were quite overwhelmed by the magnificence of the treasures found and on display. From the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have wanted to visit this site for many years and, have to say, was put off by some of the negative comments related to the recent upgrade. I’m not sure why some have taken so much against. I found the new exhibition hall very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you expecting to see an Anglo Saxon ship stuffed with treasure, it's not going to happen. There are essentially three parts to the site. The landscape itself is quite nice, being heathland and the burial site is a number of mounds. Currently a 17...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we knew the finds from Sutton Hoo are in the British Museum we wanted to see the site and learn more about the discovery as we were staying in the area. To that end Sutton Hoo delivered well and the surrounding walks and views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ccc1112
Reviewed 1 week ago

So disappointed. The heart has been ripped out of both the House and the Exhibition Hall. The atmosphere is gone. Who thought that a few line drawings etched onto the floor would be a substantial replacement for the evocative ‘burial ship’? A cacophony of recordings...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have lived in the Suffolk / Essex area for many years, and although we knew the story of Sutton Hoo, we had never visited before. With the recent renovations and refurbishments, we decided it was about time we went. But to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dick L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for families and dogs, Resturant family and dog orientated. Lots of history around the location. Friendly staff and brilliant services.

Date of experience: September 2019
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londoner434
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Fasaloui | Reviewed this property |
You need to do the guided tour and that lasts about an hour although it did run over because it was so interesting. You can then look at the exhibits and there is normally someone there to talking through some pieces. We... More
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May 14, 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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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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