Reimagining Hackney Museum

About the Project

Hackney Council has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop ambitious plans to transform and reimagine Hackney Museum.

These plans for major improvements include a new permanent exhibition sharing stories of migration and settlement from prehistory to modern day, a redeveloped community room, an improved shop, additional storage space for collections and enhanced digital activities so more people can access Hackney’s rich histories. This work will allow Museum staff to work with residents in new and interesting ways to engage them with the museum’s collections and local histories.

During this planning phase (2023-2024) Museum staff will be working with local communities to shape proposals for the new museum’s displays and services.

This project is funded by a generous grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hackney Council. The final plans for the new museum will be submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2024.

Get Involved

Hackney Museum is running a range of programmes for people to get involved with and help shape the plans for the new museum. To find out more and to take part, visit the Get Involved page.