Our latest exhibitions are below, or you can find out about our past exhibitions.
Our permanent displays are on show all year round. You can discover the stories of some of the amazing people that have made their homes in Hackney over the last 1,000 years.
Hackney@50 - the People's Choice
12 February-29 August
50 objects, 50 stories, 50 years of Hackney.
50 local people, groups and schools have selected an object each from Hackney Museum's collections to share what Hackney means to them. Each object tells a different story and is the start of a conversation with people who live, work and learn in the borough.
Visit this exhibition or search Hackney Museum's collections online and join the conversation about what Hackney means to you.
Stepping out - Celebrating Hackney City Farm
3 February-16 May
This exhibition marks Hackney City Farm's 30th anniversary and show some of its highlights over the past three decades. The exhibits have been created with the community, drawing on local peoples' stories and associations with the meaning of place. An interactive map by artist Rebecca Davies has been created with people who live, work or play in the E2 community. Exhibits explore the past uses of the farm site, providing glimpses of its rich history. This project is supported by funding from Arts Council England.
Pop to the Shops
From 3 February
Hackney has a thriving shopping culture including outdoor markets, indoor shopping centres and attractive independent shopping streets. This display shares the experiences of six shopkeepers in Hackney central through a series of short interviews and photographs.
Who Were the Slave-Owners of Hackney?
Until 28 March
Research has revealed the records of Hackney slave-owners who claimed financial compensation for their loss of their 'property' after slavery was abolished. This display looks at a time when Hackney was a fashionable semi-rural area where both abolitionists and wealthy slave-owners lived side by side.
Page updated: 30 Jan 2015