Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Reflecting and adapting to the changing world around it for nearly 500 years

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Things to see and do 

New opening for 2019

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

What's on 

Upcoming events

After Violence: Baroque Drag, Gender, Masculinity and Violence

Fri 16 Nov 2018
Performed by drag queen Rhys's Pieces, non-binary vocalist Ella Taylor, and electronic musician Benjamin Tassie. Using the music of baroque composer John Dowland, After Violence incorporates elements of dance, cabaret, drag, electronic-pop and...

David Brain: Chopin's Polonaises, with Bach and Gál

Sat 17 Nov 2018
David Brain will perform an exciting selection of music inspired by the dance.

Deck the Halls - Christmas at Sutton House

Sat 24 Nov 2018
Book your meeting with Father Christmas today! Explore 500 years of Christmas traditions throughout Sutton House and experience the festive period through the eyes of the Tudors, the Georgians, the Victorians, and even 1980s Londoners.

Graham Fawcett on W H Auden

Tue 27 Nov 2018
W H Auden was a giant among poets of his generation, a master-craftsman of metrical rhythms you can feel running like Swiss clockwork through his verse lines, and a wonderfully adventurous organist of the English language.

Self-guided visits

Fri 01 Feb 2019
After a brief introduction from a Sutton House expert, explore the oldest house in Hackney at your own pace. Experience Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and 1980s historic rooms. Entry includes access to our exhibition about Clive Jenkins and the ASTMS...

Twilight Tours of Sutton House

Fri 01 Feb 2019
Experience Hackney's oldest home as darkness falls 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...
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Our work

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New recruitment films for Sutton House: ‘Inclusion’ a community collaboration

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

The Recycled Teenagers  

Find out about Sutton House's over 55's community group the Recycled Teenagers

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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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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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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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.