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

Built in 1535 by prominent courtier of Henry VIII, Sir Ralph Sadleir, Sutton House retains much of the atmosphere of a Tudor home despite some alterations by later occupants, including a succession of merchants, Huguenot silkweavers, and squatters. Discover oak-panelled rooms, original carved fireplaces and a charming courtyard.

Women's Season - 8 March to 20 December

  • Good Wives and Warriors - Artists' Residency

    The often hidden stories of the women who have made Sutton House what it is today are being revealed. From the first woman of the house to some of the women who are part of Sutton House today.

    Mary Beale was the 1st professional female English painter. Artists Good Wives and Warriors were inspired by Mary's portraits in our Great Chamber to create new portraits behind the panelling of 500 of women's history. Over 8 months the untold stories will be revealed across four historic rooms. You can see the artists at work in the historic rooms and return to see their final pieces. Throughout December there will be an exhibition in our contemporary art gallery to celebrate the project.

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We're looking for a paid intern

Local school children enjoying Breakers Yard at Sutton House © Sam Roberts

Sutton House & Breaker's Yard is recruiting a paid Community Learning and Volunteering Intern. You'll be helping us to deliver our award-winning workshops and recruit more volunteers.