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Hackney Museum

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

Strike a Pose!

An amazing collection of photographs showing the untold stories of Hackney, including Asian, African and Caribbean weddings outside the Town Hall, graduations and a variety of 70s styles.

Learning to lift a patientWhat a Journey! Retired Caribbean Nurses and the NHS

Stories and memories of the young women who left the Caribbean in the 50s and 60s to train and work as nurses in hospitals in East London.

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: 11 Nov 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