Visiting the Museum

Hackney Museum has a busy programme of exhibitions, and events and activities for visitors of all ages and is free to visit at all times.

How to find us

The museum is conveniently situated in central Hackney next to the Town Hall Square.


Ground Floor Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ


Directions to the Museum

Transport connections


Hackney Central Overground station is a 5-minute walk from the museum.


Take the central line to Bethnal Green, then 106 or 254 from stop C or D6 from stop B.


Hackney Central is a major bus interchange: 30, 38, 48, 55, 56, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, 425, 488, D6 and W15.

Museum shop

The shop in the museum sells a selection of books, souvenirs and pocket money toys. It’s the only place to buy your I Love Hackney merchandise (including T-shirts, mugs, badges and Oyster card holders) and our exclusive illustrated Hackney greetings cards, tote bags and posters.

Please note, the shop accepts cash only.

Access and facilities

  • Hackney Museum is on the ground floor with level access
  • the museum has a wheelchair accessible toilet, public toilets and baby changing facilities
  • there’s a blue badge parking space at the front of the building, on Reading Lane