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Rendlesham Revealed Celebration Event – Corn Exchange, Ipswich

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rendlesham Revealed, the Suffolk community archaeology project which uncovered a 1,400 year-old royal settlement of the East Anglian Kings in the Deben Valley, is being celebrated at a free event on 16 May at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich.

The event is open to the public from 11am to 3pm, where excavated Anglo-Saxon objects and information about the newly-discovered archaeology will be on display, along with pottery demonstrations, stalls from local history groups and talks from experts who oversaw the excavations.

Rendlesham Revealed is run by Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players, who awarded a grant of £517,300 for the four-year project.

Three years of excavations, not far from Sutton Hoo, were completed in the summer of 2023 but work continues to analyse the findings.

At the event on 16 May, some of the organisations attending with displays include: Cotswold Archaeology, Ipswich Museum, Sutton Hoo National Trust textile interpretation group, Sutton Hoo Society, Suffolk Archaeological Field Group, Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, and Suffolk Mind.

Talks will be at:

11:30am & 1:30pm – “Discovering Rendlesham and Community Fieldwork” by Faye Minter, Archaeology Archives and Projects Manager at Suffolk County Council.

11:45am & 1:45pm – “Rendlesham Excavations: Summary of Results 2021 – 2023” by Professor Christopher Scull, Principal Academic Advisor for Rendlesham Revealed.

Further items from Rendlesham Revealed can be seen in a temporary display at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Museum until 23 July 2024, and a virtual interactive tour of the original exhibition at Sutton Hoo is available online at heritage.suffolk.gov.uk/rendlesham

(Picture credit: Suffolk County Council)


May 16
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Ipswich Corn Exchange
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1DH United Kingdom + Google Map