Study Days are normally held in The Old Court, National Trust Sutton Hoo,Suffolk,  IP12 3DJ.   Sutton Hoo is 9 miles north-east of Ipswich.

The day starts promptly at 10:30am and runs until about 4pm.  Entry  is possible from 10am but not before.

Travelling by car from Ipswich

If you are travelling north up the A12, turn off beyond Woodbridge on to the A1152


In one mile, go straight on at the Melton traffic lights


in one mile take the second exit at the roundabout to Bawdsey.

DSC_0059_300In one mile, and at the top of the hill, don’t miss the small National Trust sign directing you to turn right into Sutton Hoo. The entrance is quite low key.

Follow the road until you get to the site.  Turn right to enter the car park. There is no charge for parking.  If the gate is closed just carefully drive in around the other side of the entrance.

Having parked walk towards the main buildings. Go to Reception where you will be directed to The Court and to the Café for a welcome coffee and the chance to pre-order lunch.

You do not need to be a NT member in order to attend the Study Day, but if you are an NT member please bring your NT card with you and get it scanned at Reception because the Sutton Hoo site will receive an extra contribution towards its costs for every NT member who visits.

Travelling by public transport:

By rail, take the train to Melton and walk (2 miles uphill), or to Woodbridge and then a taxi (M&R Cars are based at Woodbridge Station – 01394 386661). Trains run about every hour and the times are convenient for the Study Days.  For details go to the train company websites such as National Rail


In order to keep the cost to a minimum lunch is not included. You may eat in the NT King’s River Café alternatively you may prefer to bring a packed lunch.  We encourage you to pre-order a light lunch during the arrivals coffee to save queuing at lunch time.

The exhibition:

We have negotiated a special arrangement with the National Trust whereby you can gain free access to the exhibition and the site during the breaks.


Information on local hotels and B&B is available from the Woodbridge tourist information office on 01394 444400, Email: You can try Smoothhound,, or