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Hackney Museum

Free exhibitions and events exploring Hackney's past and present for visitors of all ages. 

Side by Side: Living in CazenoveSide by Side: Living in Cazenove

23 January-17 May 2014. Creative works by local people with local artists, exploring Cazenove's diverse faiths, cultures, histories, fashions, languages and foods and what it means to live in Hackney today. 

Clive Rowe as Sarah the CookOh Yes It Is!

20 November 2013-19 April 2014Celebrating 15 Years of Hackney Empire's Pantomime. Featuring costumes, designs, behind the scenes insights and tasters of this year's Puss in Boots.

Kids looking at exhibits, links to learning pagesLearning sessions and teachers packs

Schools are very welcome to visit and we offer an extensive learning programme covering most subjects for nursery, KS1, KS2 and SEN groups.

Lots to see

Visit the museum and find out about Hackney past and present in our special exhibitionspermanent displays and special community exhibitions produced with local partners.

Get involved

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.

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Page updated: 31 Jan 2014 

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Contact details

Hackney Museum
Ground Floor
Technology And Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ
Opening Times
Tues, Weds, Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm. Thur: 9.30am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 5pm. Closed: Sun, Mon and Bank Holidays.
(For press enquiries email
Tel:020 8356 3500
020 8356 3736 (press enquiries)
Fax:020 8356 2563