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Hackney Museum

This exciting museum explores the reasons why people have moved to Hackney from all over the world for more than 1000 years. The Hackney Museum displays include objects, interactives, computer programmes and the stories of real people.

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

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: East


  • Hackney Museum
  • 1 Reading Lane
  • London
  • E8 1GQ


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 2

  • National Rail

    • Hackney Central
    • London Fields


    • Hackney Central

    • London Fields

    Bus Numbers

  • 30, 48, 55, 106, 236, 254, 276, 277, 394, W15

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Tuesday 9:30am 17:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am 17:30pm
Thursday 9:30am 20:00pm
Friday 9:30am 17:30pm
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 8356 3500
Website Hackney Museum
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