New Sutton Hoo a Disappointment
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-09-16 16:46
Weekly Telegraph: English Heritage has turned Sutton Hoo, one of Britain's prime historical
sites, into a tourist trap lacking imagination, according to "Weekly Telegraph"
writer Giles Worsley
Sutton Hoo is one of the treasures of English archaeology. The site of a Dark
Age ship burial near the Suffolk coast, the wind-swept hill, thrilled several
generations of British school children and older visitors alike with visions of
Anglo-Saxon warriors and kings. But the new visitor center, paid for by lottery
money, is a disappointment, according to journalist Giles Worsley, who reviewed
it for the Weekly Telegraph
this past spring.
"The interpretation centre and all the facilities that go with it are the
bloated product of too much lottery money swilling around and not enough good
ideas about how to spend it. The total cost of the project, which also includes
the conversion of nearby Tranmer House into offices and flats, is