Hackney Museum

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Hackney Museum brings the world to your doorstep! We are a family friendly community museum exploring the long history of migration and settlement in Hackney, through objects, interactive displays and oral histories. There is always something new to see at Hackney Museum in our two temporary exhibition spaces, with displays changing every four months. We also offer a year-round programme of adult events, family workshops and formal and informal learning.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 8.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free

Hackney Museum's collections are broad. They include objects that relate to the local area's history, such as a Saxon log boat which is 1000 years old. We also collect objects that relate to communities' lives in Hackney, such as a set of Vietnamese painted fingernails. Finally we collect objects that relate to communities' lives in their countries of origin, such as a Nigerian catapult.

Collection details

World Cultures, Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Science and Technology, Religion, Photography, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Music, Medicine, Land Transport, Fine Art, Film and Media, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Anglo Saxon logboat, Jewish Cloth badge and anti-semitic newspaper from Nazi Germany, Dennis Morris Photographs, Tom Hunter photographs, Huguenot silverwear, Eel Pie and Mash Shop, Rachel Whiteread photographs, Victorian fire engine, Vietnamese painted finger nails,
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Island to Island

Island to Island: Journeys through the Caribbean

  • 3 October 2017 — 13 January 2018 *on now

This exhibition presents a visual journey through the English-speaking Caribbean with stunning photographs taken over the past sixty years.
Through the work of photographer Tim Smith, explore how the region's multicultural history has shaped the distinctive cultures found across the Caribbean today.
This exhibition also shares rare images of everyday life in the 1950s and 1960s, and personal memories from Hackney residents connected to the Caribbean.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.hackney.gov.uk/museum-exhibitions

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Woman in St Kitts

Memoir Writing Workshop: Hackney my Hackney

  • 18 November 2017 1-4pm

In this workshop with Andrea Enisuoh, come and explore the unique and untold historical stories of African and Caribbean people in the borough and think about how to share your own story.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission, booking essential via Eventbrite

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memoir-writing-workshop-hackney-my-hackney-tickets-37497468939

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

A Resource Pack for Teachers

The pack is aimed at Key Stage 1, 2 and Special Educational Needs (SEN) teachers. It is designed to support a visit to Hackney Museum and contains background information on all the displays. The pack contains an information booklet to guide you through the displays and activities available at the museum, and worksheets, discussion, role-play and photo cards – packed full of good ideas on how to prepare and follow up on your visit.
For a copy of the teachers pack or for information on the free educational workshops designed to compliment the National Curriculum contact the Education Officer on 02083562529.

Creator

  • Hackney Museum

How to obtain

Call Hackney Museum's Education Officer on 020 8356 2529 or pick one up from the museum front desk.

Hackney Museum
Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
Hackney
London
Greater London
E8 1GQ
England

Website

www.hackney.gov.uk/hackneymuseum

E-mail

hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8356 2509

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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