Education and learning


Schools' sessions at the museum

Local history comes to life at Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives. We offer learning sessions on a variety of subjects for all ages and abilities. Our sessions use maps, objects, stories and migration suitcases to unlock the rich history of our local area and the experiences of people who have settled in Hackney over time.

All sessions are created with Hackney teachers to ensure they support schools in their delivery of the national curriculum and meet the needs of diverse classes of children. Explore the full schools' programme [pdf, 1.89Mb]  and get in touch to book a session for your learners by emailing We're currently taking bookings for our core programme from February 2017 onwards. 

Teachers' packs and resources

We work closely with local teachers from primary, secondary, supplementary, SEN and faith schools and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) tutors to develop learning resources exploring local history, migration, identity and belonging.

Work experience and volunteering

Are you looking for work experience in a museum? Do you have a passion for helping people learn about local history, community and diversity? Then come and work with us at Hackney Museum. Our work experience students and volunteers work alongside professional museum staff to develop and deliver inspiring learning and exhibition programmes.

We're currently recruiting for volunteers to support our Black History Season primary school workshops exploring Black British art in Hackney. Contact for more information.

Projects and partnerships

Are you aged between 16-26 and living, working or learning in Hackney? Do you have an idea for a project that would benefit young people in Hackney?

For advice and support come and talk to us about your plans and we'll do our best to support you with funding applications and finding the right partners. Drop by the museum or email: to enquire about projects, work placements and volunteering.

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