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Hackney Archives


There may be some disruption to our IT services on Thursday 21 August which may mean that we are unable to answer telephone calls or emails for some or all of the day. Our on-site services may also be affected, including internet access and access to digitised photographs in our searchroom. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Hackney Archives cares for the archives and local studies collections of the London Borough of Hackney and makes them available to the public for research. 

Our collections include:

  • official administrative records of the borough council and its predecessors back to 1700
  • original records of local organisations and individuals
  • a local studies library
  • photographs
  • maps
  • newspapers.

If you are researching the history of your house or street, ancestors who lived here, or are doing a local studies project at school, Hackney Archives is the place to start. Anyone can visit Hackney Archives.

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Page updated: 20 Aug 2014 

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Contact details

Hackney Archives
Dalston CLR James Library and Hackney Archives
Dalston CLR James Library
Dalston Square
E8 3BQ
Opening Times
Tues-Thurs 9.30am - 5.30pm;
Fri 9.30am - 1pm;
Sat 10am - 5pm.
Closed Mon and Sun
Tel:020 8356 8925