Things to see and do at Sutton House

Great Chamber

Get stuck in with our events, even out of hours, and soak in the atmosphere of this Tudor house built by Thomas Cromwell's right hand man Rafe Sadler.

Original oak panelled rooms

Many of our Tudor oak-panelled rooms remain, with original carved fireplaces and windows. Each room has something for visitors to get their hands on and 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 Sadler. Despite 500 years passing the halls, chambers and cellars of Sutton House keep the spirit of the age alive.

Tranquil courtyard

Our stunning courtyard is the perfect place to step outside and relax in the tranquil atmosphere.

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.

Evening tours

Explore Sutton House after dark with one of our friendly volunteer guides as we reveal the secrets of the oldest home in Hackney.
We host a variety of exciting late-night events including brilliant film screenings by Amy Grimehouse. Check our events listing regularly to make sure you don't miss out.

Fun for families

Spend time exploring our family friendly treasure chests. Discover the lives of the people that lived here through puppets, costumes and a soft textile tea set. Come along to one of our family events during the school holidays - check out our What's On and Top Ten family picks, to see what you and your family can get up to this season. 

Bags of stories at Sutton House

Find out about our partnership with the Learning Trust and School Home Support to create four workshops for families.


Sutton House in Stop Frame

Watch this short Stop Frame Animation video created by Sutton House's Over-55s group.