Here is a link to some recent information about our activities. It’s a page of news about us published by the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute.
We have also put together a list of other sites that we think have some resonance with what we are doing. We are not responsible for the content on these sites but you may well find something of interest.
IBTC - Lowestoft
The International Boat Building training College, Lowestoft, works on restoring and replicating wooden boats
Snape Maltings - Anglo Saxon Burial Site
At nearby Snape an Anglo Saxon burial ship was first excavated in 1862. There is nothing to suggest it was a royal burial ship and it was only half the length of our ship – like Sae Wylfing.
The Ship Museum, Roskilde
The Ship Museum at Roskilde near Copenhagen are the leaders in building replicas of ancient wooden ships – there are six different ones rebuilt there, although from 4 centuries more recent than the Sutton Hoo ship. We are pleased to be collaborating with them on aspects of our build.
The Newport Ship
The Newport Ship was a formidable three-masted craft measuring over 30 metres in length, carrying around 200 tons of cargo. It is the most complete fifteenth century vessel ever found – and built from trees felled in the Basque country.
The Albaola Ship
The Basques were great sailors – the San Juan Ship is an example of the first transoceanic ships that set sail from the Basque Country. It sank off the coast of Canada in Red Bay in 1565 and is being rebuilt near San Sebastián in northern Spain.
Lowestoft Martime Museum
The Lowestoft Maritime Museum is a wonderful record of the maritime heritage of that area of coast
The National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich is the largest of its kind in the world, with a collection spanning artworks, maps and charts, and thousands of objects. The site provides a link to the Cutty Sark
Maritime Heritage East
Maritime Heritage East is an association of many local museums on the East coast where the original ship was found and the replica will be built
National Historic Ships UK
National Historic Ships UK is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.
The Heritage Marine Foundation
The Heritage Marine Foundation works towards the preservation, restoration and operation of historically significant vessels and the continuation of traditional maritime skills.
The Maritime Heritage Trust
The Maritime Heritage Trust works on preservation and helps individual owners and small voluntary groups keep old and historic vessels working.
The Royal Institution of Navel Architects (RINA)
The Royal Institution of Navel Architects (RINA), is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.
The Sutton Hoo Society
The Sutton Hoo Society was formed to support the dig carried out by Prof Martin Carver, our chair, and offers burial site tours and Exhibition Hall talks. They work with the National Trust to tell the stories of Anglo-Saxon archaeology and history at Sutton Hoo.
The National Trust at Sutton Hoo
The National Trust at Sutton Hoo are our close collaborators and are keen to see the ship built in the image of the ghost tha lies beneath Mound 1 at the visitor centre.