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 and Breaker's Yard

What's on 

Upcoming events

The Poetry Challenge

Sun 02 Oct 2016
14:30-17:30
Josefine Speyer and Claudia Boulton present The Poetry Challenge 2016 in the Wenlock Barn of the National Trust's Sutton House. Spend a Sunday afternoon drinking tea, eating cake and enjoying poetry. You can recite a poem to raise money for a...

Life. Death. Whatever - Style to the End - A film screening by NOWNESS

Wed 05 Oct 2016
19:00-22:00
Come and watch a short film directed by Avril Furness exploring the outfits three women will wear to their graves.

Granny Lives in a Fluffy Cloud and Other Fairy Tales by the Grief Geek

Sat 08 Oct 2016
12:00-17:00
Children have very specific needs when faced with talking about death. They need to hear honest answers to their questions, suitable for their developmental stage. Through storytelling and a guided hands on activity, Caroline Lloyd aka The...

Death by Candlelit Tales London

Sun 09 Oct 2016
19:00-21:00
Join storytelling and music collective Candlelit Tales London for an evening of myths and folk stories from around the world, treading the fine line between life, death and... whatever. Stories and music will take you on a journey weaving...

Dead Maidens Book Club

Sun 09 Oct 2016
19:00-22:00
Sylvia Plath's pseudo-autobiographical novella is one of her most enduring and intense pieces of writing, depicting the protagonist, Esther Greenwood, as she descends into mental distress, depression and anxiety. Join Lucy Talbot (Death & the...

Bereavement & All That Death Stuff! With the Grief Geek

Wed 12 Oct 2016
19:00-21:00
This workshop is a lighter hearted look at grief and all its foibles as well as an opportunity to debunk all those myths around death. Life in one corner, death in another and grief centre stage; join us at the National Trust's Sutton House...
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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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History

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 what they get up to and how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

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Learning

Playing with the past

What's on for 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.