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 

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Grandparent and Grandchild Workshop

Sat 26 May 2018
This spring there is an old Gypsy Caravan parked up in the Breaker's Yard. You are invited to create a Theatre Company with your grandparents, and perform on the caravan on either the 12th or 26th May.

Summer Half Term at Sutton House

Wed 30 May 2018
Search Hackney's oldest house for a variety of historical objects from 500 years ago, all the way up to the modern day. Try on Tudor and Georgian costumes, plant seeds in the old Routemaster Bus in our award winning community garden and learn...


Sat 02 Jun 2018
Renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont delves into the closets of the UK's historic houses to explore LGBTQ histories and their contemporary significance to create a new performance.

Sutton House Music Society presents Roskell Piano Trio

Sun 10 Jun 2018
Late Beethoven trios 1 Our resident piano trio continue our 'late Beethoven' series with an exploration of the late Beethoven piano trios. This programme includes the Archduke Trio Op. 97.
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Eating and shopping

Tearoom at Sutton House

A cup of tea and a second-hand book 

Our shop and tearoom sells carefully picked and well loved products that are a favourite with National Trust visitors around the country.

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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

Teaching a class at Sutton House

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.

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Venue hire

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 how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

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Children working in Breaker's Yard

What's on for Primary Schools at Sutton House? 

Sutton House's award-winning education programme is engaging and immersive, we have a range of cross-curricular workshops for nursery classes up to year 6.

Young people working in the Great Chamber

Secondary schools  

At Sutton House we have plenty on offer for secondary schools. Not only do we have a range of workshops and tours available, we also can provide inspiring spaces for classroom and performances.