This exciting museum explores the reasons why people have moved to Hackney from all over the world for more than 1000 years. The museum displays include objects, interactives, computer programmes and the stories of real people. There is always something new to see at Hackney Museum in our two temporary exhibition areas with constantly changing displays.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 - 5.30
Thursday 9.30 - 8.00
Saturday 10.00 - 5.00
Closed: Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays
Hackney Museum's collections are broad. They include objects that relate to the local area's history, such as a Saxon log boat which is 1000 years old. We also collect objects that relate to communities' lives in Hackney, such as a set of Vietnamese painted fingernails. Finally we collect objects that relate to communities' lives in their countries of origin, such as a Nigerian catapult.
World Cultures, Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Science and Technology, Religion, Photography, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Music, Medicine, Land Transport, Fine Art, Film and Media, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- Anglo Saxon logboat, Jewish Cloth badge and anti-semitic newspaper from Nazi Germany, Dennis Morris Photographs, Tom Hunter photographs, Huguenot silverwear, Eel Pie and Mash Shop, Rachel Whiteread photographs, Victorian fire engine, Vietnamese painted finger nails,
Sharing Our Stories: Jewish Stamford Hill 1930s-1950s
- 13 September 2016 — 9 January 2017 *on now
A display of local people's stories by Teen Action, a Chassidic Orthodox Jewish organisation for young women, and Hackney Museum.
- Family friendly
People Power: Black British arts and activism in Hackney 1960s-2000s
- 4 October 2016 — 21 January 2017 *on now
This exhibition explores aspects of Black British arts and activism which have developed in Hackney since the 1960s.
- Family friendly
Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
020 8356 2509
020 8356 3500