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
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.
Archives online catalogue - search the catalogue records for the Archive and Local Studies Library collections
Access to Archives (external site) - includes some of our archive catalogues
Historic images - our photograph collection
Page updated: 20 Aug 2014