Free exhibitions and events exploring Hackney's past and present for visitors of all ages.
The Art of War: Posters and propaganda from the First World War
25 February-28 May: The original recruitment posters featured in this exhibition were designed by graphic artists and creative agencies of the day. They provide a glimpse into the communication methods and psychology of the time.
Learning sessions and teachers packs
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.
Lots to see
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.
We collect objects to do with Hackney's history and people. Most of these have been donated by generous local people. We now care for a collection of over 7,000 items, including local history, art, historic photographs, archaeology and items from many of Hackney's diverse cultures. Do you have something you would like to donate?
We're collecting more objects, images and memories that record the history of the borough, its people and their world-wide routes.
We reserve the right to accept or refuse a donation if it is not appropriate. See our collecting policy to find out what we can collect.