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.
Full service in Hackney Archives now available
This includes all of our historical documents, most of which have not been available to the public for some time. These can be ordered by visitors without prior notice.
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
London Screen Archives calendar
Page updated: 4 Feb 2013