Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard

Visit resource:   Sutton Hoo  

Excavated in 1939, the famous Sutton Hoo ship burial is presented in Room 41.

The burial site consisted of a wooden long boat covered by a large mound of soil. Examine some of the beautiful objects found in the ship burial, and see what the excavation site looked like.

This resource helps teachers plan a visit to the Sutton Hoo section of the Anglo-Saxon period collection, and includes activities for before, during and after a visit.