The Shipmates scheme, being launched in June 2022, is a subscribable service that will allow members to get much closer to the project. Each month members will receive our regular ‘Ahoy Shipmates’ newsletter but they will also be sent 6 additional newsletters, starting in July 2022, that take a much closer look at the decisions being made, the processes being developed and the experiments that are taking place. It won’t matter when you join the scheme as all of the more detailed newsletters will be lodged on the private Shipmate portal for you to access.

During the year Shipmates will be invited to two events about different subject areas. These will be included in the membership subscription but ticketed to non-members (each event will be delivered in person and online)

Shipmates will also have their own range of merchandise that they can purchase for a more distinguished look and will have their questions answered directly by the Project Manager, Shipwrights, Trustees and Crew Members.

Members will be sent a unique Shipmate pin badge and membership card and will cost £10 a month or £100 a year.

To apply, please follow this link to the application form. The bank details are detailed on the form but will be added here in case you are unable to make a note of the details before submitting the form.

The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company

Sort Code 20-45-45

Account Number 80987670

Once we have received your application you will be contacted by Mark Smith (Shipmate Scheme Coordinator). If you have any questions you can email Mark at