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 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 passing, 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.

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.

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. 

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.