On the ground

Rendlesham Revealed: The Heart of a Kingdom AD 400-800 at Sutton Hoo

Runs throughout festival

Rendlesham Revealed: The Heart of a Kingdom AD 400-800 is a new temporary exhibition sharing the story of an Anglo-Saxon royal settlement in Suffolk, the largest and wealthiest of its time known in England.

On display are 1,400-year-old artefacts, many never before seen by the public, which help tell the story of Rendlesham’s royal connections and its international importance.

Suffolk County Council’s Archaeological Service is curating the exhibition, to celebrate “Rendlesham Revealed”, a community archaeology project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Two years of excavations at sites in the Deben valley have now been completed, with the final season running this autumn. The exhibition will take visitors on a 400-year journey, revealing how the settlement at Rendlesham developed, before moving on to celebrate contributions from today’s local community. Objects on display will include high status gold and silver dress accessories, sword, and horse harness fittings. As well as more everyday objects worn and used by the people who lived there, such as buckles and pottery.

Entry is free with site admission.


Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ, United Kingdom

Additional fee information

Site admission applies, for full details please visit our website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/sutton-hoo