Things to see and do at Sutton House

Great Chamber

Get stuck in with our events and soak in the atmosphere of this Tudor house built by Thomas Cromwell's right-hand man, Ralph Sadleir.

Original oak-panelled rooms

Many of our Tudor oak-panelled rooms remain, with original carved fireplaces and windows. Each room has something enabling visitors to get a feel for how a prominent Tudor family lived, ate and played.
Revel in the Tudor world and experience the home of Thomas Cromwell's protege Rafe Sadleir. Despite 500 years having passed, the halls, chambers and cellars of Sutton House keep the spirit of the age alive.

Tranquil courtyard

Our beautiful courtyard is the perfect place to step outside and relax in the tranquil atmosphere, and see original features including the chimney stack, diaper brickwork and Armada Window.

Squatters at Sutton House

During the 1980s Sutton House was occupied by squatters, and was a music and social venue known as the Blue House. Striking artwork remains from this unusual part of our history, which opened up the house as a community hub.

Guided tours

Explore Sutton House, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and sometimes after dark, with one of our friendly guides, as we reveal the secrets of the oldest home in Hackney.
We have a great record of hosting exciting evening events, including brilliant film screenings by Amy Grimehouse. Check our events listing regularly to make sure you don't miss out.

Fun for families

Discover the lives of the people who lived here, through our family activities and events during the school holidays - check out our listings regularly to see what you and your family can get up to.