Book your school visit & FAQs

How can I book?
Email with your preferred dates, session and year group. We aim to respond within 3 working days.

Is there a charge for sessions?
All of our sessions are free for Hackney based schools. Please get in touch for costs for non-Hackney schools.

How long are the sessions?
Session times vary. All times are listed on the relevant session page.

When are sessions on?
Virtual sessions are on Mondays 09:30, 11:00 and 13:00, however we can be flexible. Sessions at the museum are available Tuesdays-Thursdays and start at 10:00 and 13:00.

How many children can I bring?
We can accommodate 30 pupils at any time.

Can I book a familiarisation visit before our session?
Teachers are welcome to book a pre visit to Hackney Museum. To organise a familiarisation visit please email

Are there toilets available?

Is there a lunch space at Hackney Museum?

What if I need to cancel?
There is a £25 cancellation fee for sessions cancelled within less than 5 days working notice. Please note, this cancellation fee may be more for projects that only run at certain times of the year, this will be indicated on your booking form.

Is Hackney Museum accessible?
It is on the ground floor of the Technology and Learning Building. There is level access into the building and throughout the museum. Please see our Visit page for more information.

Can I organise a self-led visit?
You can book a self-led visit by emailing to book a self-led visit. Please see our visitor information for further details about visiting the museum.

Are you an Artsmark partner?
Yes. Read our Artsmark information to find out how Hackney Museum can support your school’s Artsmark journey.