Visiting the museum


Hackney Museum has a busy programme of exhibitions, and events and activities for visitors of all ages and is free to visit at all times.

Opening times

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays: closed 

How to find us

The museum is conveniently situated in central Hackney next to the Town Hall Square - see the map for more information.


Hackney Central Overground station is a 5 minute walk from the museum.


Take the central line to Bethnal Green, then 106 or 254 from stop C or D6 from stop B.


Hackney Central is a major bus interchange: 30, 38, 48, 55, 56, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, 425, 488, D6 and W15.

Museum shop

The shop in the museum sells a selection of books, souvenirs and pocket money toys. It's the only place to buy your I Love Hackney T-shirts, mugs, beanie hats, shopping bags and Oyster card holders.

Access and facilities 

  • Hackney Museum is on the ground floor with level access
  • the museum has a wheelchair accessible toilet, public toilets and baby changing facilities
  • there is a blue badge parking space at the front of the building, on Reading Lane

Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour from the Town Hall Square through the exhibition spaces of Hackney Museum.


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