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Hackney Museum explores the borough's local history through the stories of all those who have made it their home over the centuries.

The museum focuses on the history of immigration from Anglo-Saxon settlers to modern day refugees. Discover more through its collection of 8,000 interviews, objects and images. Most of which have been generously donated by members of the public.

Some of them, like a child's sculpture from Sierra Leone or a propaganda sheet from Nazi Germany, powerfully illustrate the forces that have driven people to leave their homes. Others like the contents of a Yiddish printing business, show the opportunities people have found here to make a living and start new lives.

Visitors to the museum in Hackney Central can see changing, themed exhibitions as well as the permanent displays and community work produced with local partners.


Disabled Accessible

Ground Floor, Technology and Learning Centre

1 Reading Lane


E8 1GQ


United Kingdom

Phone: 020 8356 3500



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Opening hours

Tue-Wed: 9.30am-5.30pm

Thur: 9.30am-8pm

Fri: 9.30am-5.30pm

Sat: 10am-5pm

Sun, Mon & Bank Holidays: closed

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