Current Exhibitions

At Home in Hackney: A community photographed 1970-today

From 1970s activism to the current party scene, the exhibition displays five decades of Hackney life through a camera lens.

Featuring work from established and emerging photographers connected with Hackney, including Tom Hunter, Hackney Flashers, Neil Martinson, Dennis Morris, Rachel Whiteread and contemporary youth voices, the pictures provide a fascinating insight into the celebrations, disruptions and everyday lives of the borough and its people.

Until 24 February 2024

Our Words: Stories from Eastern, Central and Southern African Communities in Hackney

A series of interventions and temporary displays throughout Hackney Museum’s permanent exhibition will share stories from Hackney’s Eastern, Central and Southern African heritage communities.

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Until 6 January 2023

Block by Block: The Rise and Fall of the Trowbridge and Clapton Park Estates

This small exhibition explores the history of two social housing estates in Hackney: Clapton Park and Trowbridge.

This exhibition has been researched and developed as part of Hackney Museum’s Young Curators scheme and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Until 6 January 2024