Mini-bugs and Beasties Trail

Girl dressing up at Sutton House, London

Instead of just looking back at history, children visiting Sutton House can now celebrate some of our current residents. They're our smallest, wriggliest, squiggliest residents – the mini-bugs and beasties!

On Sunday mornings, we are offering children the chance to explore Sutton House through the eyes of our conservation team - following the tracks of the bugs and critters that take up residence in our floors, wall and furniture.

While we often share the history of the people that lived here hundreds of years ago, investigating the beasties that inhabit the house now is a great way for children to get involved in Sutton House. By following the trail through the house to discover all the different bugs and beasts you might find in a historic building like ours - and why they might cause us a few problems.

Ticket prices

  • Standard Adult Admission - £8.00

  • Standard Child Admission - £4.00

  • Concession - £0.00

  • Under 5s go free

  • Trail Entry (all) - optional donation of £1

Hackney residents receive 50% off admission under the Hello Again Hackney scheme.

National Trust members receive free admission.

For more information, please go to our events page.

Please note: The mini-bugs trail through the house involves navigating historic staircases. The egg decoration is on the ground floor, and accessible by wheelchair. We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor. We do not have Changing Places facilities.  

Tickets do not need to be booked in advance.

The panelled Linenfold Parlour at Sutton House

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