Guided Tour

From Tudor countryside retreat to 1980s squat, Sutton House has a rich, exciting and varied history just waiting to be discovered.

  • Booking essential

Experience Hackney's oldest home with a tour led by a Sutton House expert. Learn about past residents from 500 years of history and the many unique ways the house has been used, including as a home to Thomas Cromwell's right hand man, a Victorian school, and a 1980s squat. Explore a newly installed recreation of the office of Clive Jenkins and the ASTMS Trade Union who were based here from the 1950s-1980s.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £10.00
  • Child £4.00
    Under 5's Free
  • Concession £2.00
    National Trust Member
  • Concession £0.00
    Under 5's Free

The basics

Booking details
Call N/A
The latest a tour may be booked is by 4.30pm the day before the tour date.
Suitability
All children welcome, but the tour best suits age 10 +
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please come through to the admissions desk at the back of the property when you arrive, and we will sign you in.
What to bring and wear
Our house can get cold, so please dress warmly. As the tour is over several flights of stairs, flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.
Accessibility
Regrettably, Sutton House is only wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. There are 18 steps from the ground floor and 20 steps leading to the first floor on both sides of the wings.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 June 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
26 June 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
27 June 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
28 June 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
3 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
4 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
5 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
10 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
11 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
12 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
17 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
18 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available
19 July 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Available

Upcoming events

Guided Tour

Fri 21 Jun 2019
15:00-16:30
From Tudor countryside retreat to 1980s squat, Sutton House has a rich, exciting and varied history just waiting to be discovered.

Twilight Tour

Wed 26 Jun 2019
18:00-19:30
As night falls, explore the rich and exciting history of Sutton House with an expert guide.

John Keats - The Great Odes 200

Thu 27 Jun 2019
19:00-21:15
Graham Fawcett presents an evening on the poet John Keats.

David Brain: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Bach and Ravel

Sun 30 Jun 2019
18:00-22:00
David Brain plays Prokofiev, Beethoven, Bach and Ravel

Opera Holloway present Puccini's La Boheme

Fri 30 Aug 2019
19:00-21:30
Opera Holloway are delighted to be performing Puccini’s La Boheme, a thrilling and passionate love story. La Boheme depicts the ever-changing fortunes of the lives of four flatmates, reluctant to leave their student days behind them.

David Brain: Milhaud, Rachmaninoff, Schoenberg and Schubert

Sun 06 Oct 2019
18:00-22:00
David Brain plays Milhaud, Rachmaninoff, Schoenberg and Schubert