Local Area Study workshops at Sutton House

Playing with the past

500 years of Hackney's History under one roof at Sutton House provides the perfect place to learn all about how Hackney has changed through time.

Time Machine

KS1 curriculum area: History: People & Places, Homes then & Now, Geography. 

In this one hour workshop, the children are invited into the Sutton House imaginery time machine, they will meet people from the last 500 years and then visit some of the rooms they may have lived in. 


Time Travellers

KS2 curriculum area: History: People & Places, Homes then & Now, Geography. 

In this workshop, the children will uncover 500 years of Hackney and Sutton House’s history by exploring the period rooms and trying on costumes like those worn by past residents at Sutton House, object handling, and discussing why it was important for the local community to save Sutton House from demolition.

All children recieve a Sutton House workbook. 

Booking information:

We can cater for one class up to 30 Students at a time.

KS1 workshops are usually 10:00am-11:00am or 1:00pm - 2:00pm and KS2 Workshops are usually 10:00am -12:00pm or 1:00pm-3:00pm, however we can work around your timetable. 

No bus parking on site, the nearest station is Hackney Central and buses stop nearby.

Lunch can be eaten on site, and children can play in the Breaker's Yard during their break.  

Please email Sean.Curran@nationaltrust.org.uk or call Sean on 0208 9862264 to make a booking. 


With a National Trust Educational Group Membership you can bring your class for free.