Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Tudor house surviving in the heart of a thriving East London community

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Things to see and do

Breakers Yard Launch

Breaker's Yard at Sutton House  

What was once derelict scrubland at Sutton House in Hackney has been transformed into a late 20th century-themed urban oasis with an edible garden, and art installations including The Grange - a 1970s caravan fitted out as a historic stately home.

A child playing in the sand pit at Sutton House & Breaker's Yard

Top ten things for families to do at Sutton House  

From sandcastle building to dressing up as giant caterpillars, there are plenty of activities for families to do at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard all year round.

Child skipping in the Breaker's Yard at Sutton House

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4- Half-term fun 

Visit the Breaker’s Yard for fun, games and big builds this half-term. You can build a den; make some wild art; host a tea party in our curious caravan; name one of our tiny caterpillars - soon to be beautiful butterflies; construct a sand castle and challenge your family to a skip-off.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

What's on 

What's on 

Check out our special events at Sutton House this winter

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Eating and shopping

Tearoom at Sutton House

A cup of tea and a second-hand book 

Enjoy a cream tea served on vintage china and pick up the perfect winter read in our second hand bookshop. Don't forget to pop into the gift shop too.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

History

Squatter artwork

Dive into the past 

Look beyond Tudor walls built by courtier to Henry VIII Ralph Sadleir, and find murals painted by 1980s squatters.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Our work

Playing with the past

Conserving and connecting 

Our work doesn't just cover looking after the house and collections at Sutton House. We work hard to build our relationship with the local community and provide excellent learning experiences for all ages.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Venue hire

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Get involved

Volunteering and the community

Join the team 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers who help us run and look after Sutton House. Take a look at what they get up to and how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

Teaching a class at Sutton House

Apply to our internship programme 

Fancy having the oldest house in East London as your new office? Or dressing up as a Tudor and teaching children about it's past? Apply to be our next paid intern and make it happen.

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Learning