Discover the world on your doorstep
Discover the stories of some of the amazing people that have made their homes here over the last 1,000 years, from Anglo-Saxon settlers to early Victorian villas and recent refugees. Hackney's tradition of welcoming newcomers means that its history encompasses the world-wide roots of many communities.
1 October-23 January 2016: 400 years of textiles journeys from Africa to Hackney.
We offer an extensive learning programme of taught sessions for KS1, KS2 and SEN groups and online resources covering a range of curriculum-linked topics for KS1-KS4 learners.
We rely on the involvement of local people. You can donate objects or memories, participate in events and activities, develop your own exhibitions or partner with us on a project. Let us know if you have an idea.
Page updated: 22 Jan 2016