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

Sutton House Summer 2017

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

What's on 

Upcoming events

Bending the Rules- half term fun at Sutton House

Wed 31 May 2017
We're marking the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality this year. Join us this half term to explore more unusual laws past and present, with a host of family friendly activities throughout the 500 year old Tudor house.

Weirdo Zine Fest

Sat 15 Jul 2017
Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. The fair will include 20+ stallholders, as well as an afterparty featuring music and performances (details TBC). Stallholders...

India Electric Company at Sutton House

Thu 10 Aug 2017
India Electric Company return to the National Trust's Sutton House to present their latest recordings live and unplugged in this unique Tudor setting.
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Eating and shopping

Tearoom at Sutton House

A cup of tea and a second-hand book 

Enjoy delicious cake and a selection of teas on vintage china and pick up a bargain read from our second hand bookshop. Don't forget to pop into our gift shop too.

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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

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

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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.

Sutton House Queered launch event February 2017

'Never gonna dance again': memorials to lost, legendary nights out 

'Never gonna dance again' is a month long season remembering the lost LGBTQ community spaces, clubs and venues across London and beyond. The season will launch with a one day symposium for artists, activists, academics and other LGBTQ community members involved in saving queer spaces.

Sutton House Queered launch event February 2017

Sutton House School of Anarchy Artist brief 

The Sutton House Queered team is looking to appoint an artist to take the creative lead with our ‘School of Anarchy’ season, working with community groups to create an exciting in house family offer and experience for visitors over the summer holidays.

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Playing with the past

What's on for primary schools at Sutton House? 

Spark the imagination of your class in our immersive learning environment

Breakers Yard Launch

Learning at Sutton House 

Take a look at the different learning opportunities available from school visits, family learning days, and special courses for community groups.