The Thegns of Mercia are thrilled to be supporting the Saxon Festival and will be providing a living encampment at the Sutton Hoo National Trust site from Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May.
The Thegns of Mercia are a not-for-profit educational living history group based across the UK, with 18 members from various backgrounds, including historic craftspeople, archaeology and history graduates. We run public-facing encampment-based educational events at Sutton Hoo at least twice per year, and last year also curated their ‘Anglo-Saxon Yule‘ exhibition. More can be found on their website www.thegns
Your National Trust: Sutton Hoo entrance fee includes access to all activities.
Ongoing displays and activities include:
- Textiles Display
- Historic Costumes
- Display Warrior-gear & Treasures (including Staffordshire Hoard reconstructions)
- Treasures of the Anglo-Saxon Church
- Anglo-Saxon Medicine
Please see the full brochure below for a number of set pieces that will take place each day. Each activity will be signalled by a blast of a blowing-horn.