sutton hoo helmet

THE SUTTON HOO HELMET

The Sutton Hoo Helmet, made in the early 7th Century and discovered in 1939, is one of only four surviving Anglo-Saxon helmets in the world.

The original has a permanent home in the British Museum, but this replica (made with the same materials and using the same processes) is on display in the location in which it was found.

Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, is believed to be home to two Anglo-Saxon cemeteries, and is the site of one of the largest, most complete Anglo-Saxon archaeological digs. The site has been vital in understanding the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of East Anglia, their complex burial rituals, and the whole early Anglo-Saxon period.

Unearth more history at Sutton Hoo.

Plan a trip to explore the other wonders of the region at The Suffolk Coast.

Photo: National Trust/Angus Wainwright