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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.

Join us for Queer Season 4 Feb - 29 Mar...

  • 126

    Building on February 2014's exhibition Master-Mistress, 126 is a crowd-sourced audiovisual experience featuring all 126 of Shakespeare's Fair Youth sonnets as read by members of the LGBTQ community. Each sonnet is self-recorded and is accompanied by video portraits of the contributors and was curated by PhD student and volunteer Sean Curran.

    Come and view the experience in the Chapel during Queer Season.

  • Bad Seed

    The first comprehensive survey of work by artist Nick Fox. Over seven rooms, the exhibition brings together artworks created over the last ten years, principally painting but also films, installations, cyanotype prints and intricately laboured object d’art from his celebrated Nightsong and Phantasieblume series.

    Come and view the exhibition in the historic rooms during Queer Season

  • Seedbank

    Artist Nick Fox has also chosen Sutton House to launch a new artistic project called Seedbank, which invites members of the public to select seeds linked to a veiled dictionary of floral meanings to give as long term and living tokens of love and loves loss.

  • The Craft Valentine's Massacre

    Join The Amy Grimehouse for their special presentation of that 90s classic, The Craft. Explore Sutton House and participate in some anti-Valentine's spells, Hex-Your-Ex, the Nancy Booth, The Craft Craft Room with binding and poison pen Valentine's cards and more. The screening will make way for the 'Invoking the Spirit of Manon Ball' with Connie Francis on the jukebox and more til late.

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What is the Breaker's Yard all about?

The Grange at Breakers Yard. Taking pride of place at Sutton House

The Grange at Breakers Yard. Taking pride of place at Sutton House

The Breaker's Yard is our new Pocket Park designed by Dan Lobb in collaboration with The House Fairy Tales. Inside the caravan is the National Trust's smallest stately home..