Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Tudor house surviving in the heart of a thriving East London community

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

Things to see and do

Sutton House and Breaker's Yard

What's on 

Upcoming events

The Poetry Challenge

Sun 02 Oct 2016
Josefine Speyer and Claudia Boulton present The Poetry Challenge 2016 in the Wenlock Barn of the National Trust's Sutton House. Spend a Sunday afternoon drinking tea, eating cake and enjoying poetry. You can recite a poem to raise money for a...

The Good Funeral Guild Launch Party

Tue 04 Oct 2016
We launched The Good Funeral Guild in the summer of 2016, and we think that needs a party to celebrate. So whoever you are and whatever your connection with funerals, you're invited to come along, meet the Good Funeral Guide team and connect...

Life. Death. Whatever - Style to the End - A film screening by NOWNESS

Wed 05 Oct 2016
Come and watch a short film directed by Avril Furness exploring the outfits three women will wear to their graves.

Life. Death. Whatever. Launch Party

Thu 06 Oct 2016
Cocktail, cakes, tea and tears. Join us at Sutton House to hear participating artists talk about their work and hear several popup performances throughout the evening. Play in the interactive Coffin Playroom, pay homage at the LDW grave and...

Granny Lives in a Fluffy Cloud and Other Fairy Tales by the Grief Geek

Sat 08 Oct 2016
Children have very specific needs when faced with talking about death. They need to hear honest answers to their questions, suitable for their developmental stage. Through storytelling and a guided hands on activity, Caroline Lloyd aka The...

Death by Candlelit Tales London

Sun 09 Oct 2016
Join storytelling and music collective Candlelit Tales London for an evening of myths and folk stories from around the world, treading the fine line between life, death and... whatever. Stories and music will take you on a journey weaving...
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Eating and shopping

Tearoom at Sutton House

A cup of tea and a second-hand book 

Enjoy delicious cake and a selection of teas on vintage china and pick up a bargain read from our second hand bookshop. Don't forget to pop into our gift shop too.

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Squatter artwork

Dive into the past 

Look beyond Tudor walls built by courtier to Henry VIII Ralph Sadleir, and find murals painted by 1980s squatters.

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Our work

Teaching a class at Sutton House

Conserving and connecting 

Our work doesn't just cover looking after the house and collections at Sutton House. We work hard to build our relationship with the local community and provide excellent learning experiences for all ages.

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Venue hire

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Get involved

Volunteering and the community

Join the team 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers who help us run and look after Sutton House. Take a look at what they get up to and how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

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Playing with the past

What's on for Primary schools at Sutton House? 

Spark the imagination of your class in our immersive learning environment

Breakers Yard Launch

Learning at Sutton House 

Take a look at the different learning opportunities available from school visits, family learning days, and special courses for community groups.