Visiting the Museum

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

  • don’t 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 1 metre apart from people not in your household

Please note, some interactive and audio-visual elements have been temporarily removed.

How to find us

Hackney Museum is conveniently situated in central Hackney next to the Town Hall Square. The Museum and its temporary exhibition are free entry.


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 card payments 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