Events at Local properties

These events have been given to us by Local NT properties. Please check that they are still going ahead as we are not told of cancellations.

 Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey has periods in the year with something to offer, free for national Trust members or where normal admission prices apply.
February - our gardens are transformed into a sea of white as over 270 varieties of snowdrop herald the arrival of spring.
March – see spring bulbs as they emerge in the gardens.
June/July – our Herbacious border at its best and our rose gardens in bloom.
September - see the beautiful colour and varieties of dahlia in our garden. The House will also be decorated with beautiful displays.
November – Winter lights.
December – The house is opened to celebrate the preparations for Christmas in the 1960’s.



The West Bergholt Concert Band: A Concert for Constable
Sun 10 Jun 2018
Enjoy this rousing performance by the fabulous West Bergholt Concert Band. Big band classics will be mixed with music from across the decades. The concert will take place on the lawn of Valley Farm, so you can bring a picnic or buy nibbles.

Flatford Ramble - Along the Essex Way

Sat 16 Jun 2018
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3.5 hour (7mile) walk across the Dedham Vale to Lawford and then along the Essex Way path to Dedham.

Tales from Valley and Shore: The East Country

Jules Pretty discusses his evocative new book The East Country and suggests we should all go outside and explore the countryside on our own doorsteps.

Sat 30 Jun 2018


Sense and Sensibility

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Jane Austen's Regency society.

Fri 13 July 2018  Outdoor Theatre


Heritage open day

Sat 8 September 2018 at Valley farm, Shermans and Thorrington Hall.


 Sutton Hoo:

 7 day opening 10:30am—5:00pm begins 10th February 2018

2018 promises to be an exciting year for Sutton Hoo not just because the Heritage Lottery Fund bid plans begin to be realised but also because we are celebrating the stories of Sutton Hoo’s women.

 Her Say: extraordinary women of Sutton Hoo, multiple events from Saturday 10th February to end of season.
2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted a parliamentary vote. To mark the centenary we are celebrating the women who significantly contributed to the history of Sutton Hoo. Discover the legacy left by an Anglo-Saxon Queen...
Free Event

We have so many incredible stories to share, some of which will be presented and told in exhibitions.
In the treasury, Melton Primary school are creating three wall hangings which will portray their interpretation of Queen Raedwald s involvement in orchestrating the burial chamber of her husband.

In the Sitting Room, Edith Pretty’s life will be explored through scrap books of information and scenes, in a similar style to We Few People.
The Dining Room will tell the incredible stories of Peggy Piggott, Mercie Lack and Barbra Wagstaff and their lives beyond the dig.

10th June—Historia—Wise Women, Saints or Princesses , Catherine Hills
17th June—Historia Anglo Saxon Women, Women, Womanhood—Gale Owen-Crocker
17th June—Out of the Case—see our master replicas 13:30—14:30

21st June - Summer Solstice Talk and Walk—19:15—21:30  24th June—Historia—Five Alpha Females—Martin Carver
18th July 7pm—Summer Party at Sutton Hoo
21-29 July Archaeology Festival
28-29 July Wulfheodenas re-enactment weekend
 Further event details will be available soon. We are always adding new events so please do keep an eye on our website for further details.