Built in 1535, Sutton House has a rich and colourful history, having been a home to figures such as Sir Ralph Sadleir, councillor to King Henry VIII, to punk-rock squatters in the 80s. Since becoming a National Trust property, visitors have been able to learn about this iconic part of Hackney’s history and the house has become a community hub for local residents.
The National Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.
Sutton House is a cornerstone of the Hackney community, running groups, concerts and events throughout the year to bring the community together.
Many of us have taken up gardening during the lockdown so we are calling all plant lovers, novice gardeners and keen enthusiasts to join our gardening group to look after our community garden, Breaker’s Yard.
Our House Experience Volunteers will welcome and take visitors on our guided tours on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, giving everyone a warm welcome, bringing stories from Sutton House to life and helping people get the best out of their day.