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Hackney Museum

Technology and Learning Centre,
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 020 8356 3500
Website: Hackney 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.

At the museum you can learn about the fascinating stories of people who have moved to Hackney and made it their home, from Anglo-Saxon settlers to early Victorian villas and recent refugees.

Discover more about this diverse and changing history through fascinating interviews, objects and images, listen to personal stories of living, working and moving to Hackney or join in with events and activities and share what Hackney means to you.

Visit the museum and find out about Hackney past and present in special exhibitions, permanent displays and special community exhibitions produced with local partners.

Hackney Museum offers work placements and volunteering opportunities for people with a passion for helping others learn about the history and diversity of the local community. Find out more:   Hackney Museum - Volunteer


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's a blue badge parking space at the front of the building, on Reading Lane

Record Last Updated on: 22/09/2017

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Session Information

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday & Bank Holidays

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If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 56, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, 425, 488, D6, W15

Train: Hackney Central Overground 

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