The Ravens Warband

Places to visit

For people who want to learn more about the early Anglo-Saxons and for foreign visitors to England here is a list (with links) of some sites of interest.


The British Museum

The British Museum holds the best collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the country. Most of the Sutton Hoo treasures are here although some are now on loan to the new visitors centre at Sutton Hoo.

The Museum of London

The Museum of London has an impressive collection of Anglo-Saxon swords, mainly finds from the River Thames.

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The Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum has a good collection of Anglo-Saxon finds - and is also one of the best presented museums in the country.

Don't forget to take some peanuts to feed the grey squirrels that live in the grounds.

Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery

Home to the Benty Grange helmet.

Weston Park
Sheffield S10 2TP
Tel: 0114 276 8588

York Castle Museum

Home to the York (aka Coppergate) helmet.

The Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Centre hosts one of the first and best 'reconstructions' of dark age life.

Other Sites

Sutton Hoo

The burial mounds of the East Anglian kings . Now open to visitors with a posh new visitors centre including a reconstruction of the burial chamber of 'Mound 1'.

Note that some of the Sutton Hoo treasures, and other Anglo-Saxon artefacts, are on loan from The British Museum and are also on display.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

A reconstruction Anglo-Saxon village.

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Bede's World

Jarrow, home of the Venerable Bede. Now boasts a museum and reconstruction Anglo-Saxon settlement.

Offa's Dyke

The great frontier earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 A.D.


Devil's Dyke

An Anglo-Saxon earthwork in Cambridgeshire



AD 491


AD 577

Old Sarum

Old Sarum

AD 552

Adam's Grave

AD592 & AD715

Bamburgh Castle


AD 651



Barbury Castle



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