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.
100 images of migration
11 June to 31 August 2013
This exhibition gives a glimpse of migration in and out of Britain over the last 100 years.
Being Mum being Dad
What is life really like with young children?
22 May to 31 August 2013
This exhibition explores contemporary parenthood and provides a brief snapshot of the life of a typical Hackney parent.
It includes family portraits, interviews with parents, diaries kept by mums and dads as well as a film by a mother of four who wore a small camera to capture the reality of the morning school run.
The exhibition is curated and staged by Hackney parents, all of whom gave their time and expertise on a voluntarily basis.
If you would like to find out more about the exhibition or arrange a guided tour, contact Sherry Collins-Fay: email@example.com.
I've lived in east London for 85½ years
Photographs of Joseph Markovitch by Martin Usborne
April 19 - July 13 2013
Martin met Joseph on a hot Sunday afternoon in Hoxton Square a few years ago. They have become very close friends over the years and Martin has been photographing Joe in and around his home ever since they met.
"I was born right by Old Street roundabout on 21 January 1927. I worked two years as cabinet maker in Hemsworth Street just off Hoxton Market. But when my sinuses got bad I went to Hackney Road, putting rivets on luggage cases. For about twenty years I did that job. My foreman was a bastard. Apart from that it was OK.
But if I was clever, very clever, then I would have liked to be an accountant. It's a very good job. And if I was less heavy, you know what I'd like to be? I'd like to be a ballet dancer. That would be my dream. But I know what I definitely do not want to be is a funeral director. What a terrible job. Or what about those people who study the stars? That's a very good job. I'm interested in the universe. In how things began and what's out there on other planets and lumps of energy that are millions of miles away. It's more interesting than rivets.
Hey, if a meteor landed in Hoxton Square do you think anyone could survive?"
Page updated: 10 Jun 2013