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.

We offer:

Self-led visits for secondary schools

The Museum worked with History PGCE student Chloe Rodgerson to design a series of workshop plans, based around a visit to Hackney Museum and centered on the enquiry question: 'How can we explain the diversity of Hackney?'.

Adult learning

Hackney Museum works in partnership with Hackney Learning Trust, community organisations and individuals to create exciting opportunities for adults to learn from our rich collections and displays about migration to Hackney. 

Adult literacy and ESOL

We work in partnership with curriculum managers in Hackney Learning Trust to develop courses where ESOL learners use Hackney Museum to enrich their learning of the English language. For tutors wishing to make an informal visit to the museum we provideresources for ESOL. For Hackney residents looking to learn English visit the  ESOL Advice Service where you will find help and support.

Advance UK

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly art class for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities and their carers run by the artists and organisers atAdvance UK. Drop in sessions take place on Wednesdays 1pm-2.30pm.


Xenia builds relationships between migrant women and English-speaking women in Hackney to form a more understanding, kind and hospitable community. Xenia women meet once a month at Hackney Museum. Follow @xeniawomen for the latest updates and see ourevents page for forthcoming sessions.

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