Tudor Workshops at Sutton House

Children taking part in award-winning Tudor learning session at Sutton House

Originally built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadlier, a courtier to King Henry VIII, we are the perfect place to learn all about the Tudors. We have two Tudor workshops for KS1 and KS2 groups, and can create adapt sessions to fit your school topic.

Tudor Rich and Poor workshop

KS1 and KS2 curriculum area: History, Local area study.

This award-winning workshop takes the children on a journey back to 1535, exploring through costume, role play and object handling they dicover how life would be for a rich or poor Tudor living and working at Sutton House.

Children either participate as the rich Tudors who own the house, or young servants trying to get a job here. Every child will get the chance to participate, share their ideas and experiences. 

Tudor Life workshop

Why did Henry VIII marry six times? And what was life like in Tudor England? In this session we explore how status and society worked together to shape the story of Henry VIII. Will you be able to climb ‘The Great Chain of Being’ to the very top? Can you charm your way in to power and wealth? What were the best and worst jobs if you worked for Kind Henry? These questions and many more are explored in this workshop.

Booking information

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

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 danielle.handley@nationaltrust.org.uk or call Danielle on 02085259057 to make a booking. 


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