Visiting the Museum

Hackney Museum is free to visit at all times, but visitors must book in advance:

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To help keep the museum fun and safe for all ages, and prevent the spread of coronavirus, please:

  • do not visit if you have any of these symptoms: New continuous cough, a loss of smell or taste, or a high temperature
  • use the hand sanitiser provided
  • wear a face covering if able
  • stay more than 2 metres apart from people not in your household

Please note, some interactive and audio-visual elements and family activities have been temporarily removed. Public toilets are temporarily unavailable.

How to find us

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

Address

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

Directions

Directions to the Museum

Transport connections

Overground

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

Tube

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

Bus

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