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Modern image of helmet at the Sutton Hoo exhibition centre
 
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At theNational Trust's Sutton Hoo visitor centre
Sites to visit

SUTTON HOO (near Woodbridge, Suffolk)

By far the most impressive and important archaeological site and exhibition to visit from this period is that of the famous burials at Sutton Hoo. In 2003 the National Trust opened a major new permanent exhibition on the Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo. This is where the famous 7th century ship burial of one of the warrior kings of East Anglia was excavated in the 1930s. The exhibition includes interpretation, a reconstruction of the burial, reproduction artefacts and a few of the original artefacts from the burials. There is also access to view the burial mounds themselves. The majority of the objects from the graves are however on display at the British Museum.

To search for Sutton Hoo on the National Trust website CLICK HERE

 

WEST STOW (near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)

The reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon settlement of the 5th to 7th century and an associated visitor centre is open to the public at West Stow. Although it is essential a civilian site, it provides a very good context against which to set the military action of the period.

To find out more about West Stow CLICK HERE

 

   
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