New Sutton Hoo burial chamber exhibit goes on display22 April 2011 by Rosemary
Elizabeth Rhode, Visitor Experience Manager at Sutton Hoo talks to Rosemary Hoppitt about the new display at the National Trust site near Woodbridge. In the last few weeks the reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon king’s burial chamber has been re-engineered to allow visitors to enter and walk through. The changes will enable people to experience what it may have been like on the day of burial as the dead king was placed in within the ship and surrounded by symbols of his kingship, his wealth, weaponry and war-gear and personal possessions.
Elizabeth Rhode by the shield in the candle-lit burial chamber at Sutton Hoo
For details of how to visit Sutton Hoo go to the National trust website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-suttonhoo
For details of the Sutton Hoo Society go to www.suttonhoo.org/