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

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sat 18 Aug 2018
The helpful elves from the classic folktale The Elves and the Shoemaker have visited 500 year old Sutton House. Rediscover the enchanting story as you make your way around and keep your eyes peeled for traces they have left behind. Artist and...

Wild Oats Yoga

Sat 01 Sep 2018
Yoga and brunch with Wild Thing Yoga and Oat Kitchen hosted at Sutton House.

Donizetti's Maria Stuarda OperaUPClose

Mon 10 Sep 2018
Performed in concert-style, OperaUpClose tour Donizetti's riveting opera to Tudor and Elizabethan National Trust properties, for a unique blend of heritage and music, and out-of-hours access to these historic houses.

Special Performance: Donizetti Up Close

Wed 12 Sep 2018
For one night only, the Maria Stuarda cast of six singers and a pianist will perform Donizetti's powerful melodies to an audience of fifty in the Tudor oak-panelled Great Chamber at Sutton House.

Poetry Evening - John Donne Night

Tue 18 Sep 2018
John Donne Night, Lecture-performance with Graham Fawcett
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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.

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Our work

Celebrating the opening of the Breaker's Yard at Sutton House

The Recycled Teenagers  

Sutton House works with a lot of local communities, and we have our very own over 55's community group called the Recycled Teenagers. Find out more about them here.

Ann, our conservation cleaner, cleaning our Linenfold panels

Caring for Sutton House  

Find about how we care for Sutton House from our conservation team.

Sutton House Queered Launch February 2017

Archived Events and Exhibitions 

Find out about the events and exhibitions Sutton House has hosted throughout the years.

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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.

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

Safeguarding Policy  

Sutton House recognises that we have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults who visit Sutton House. This document outlines the ways in which we aim to achieve this.