Launch Event

At Home in Hackney: A community photographed 1970s-today
Thursday 14 September, 6-7.30pm

Join us at this exhibition launch event to celebrate five decades of Hackney life through a camera lens. Featuring work from established and emerging photographers connected with Hackney, these pictures capture the celebrations, disruptions and everyday lives of the borough and its people.

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At Home in Hackney: Talk with Photographers
Thursday 26 October, 6.30pm-7.45pm

Join us for this evening of talks by photographers from the East End Archive an East London Photographers Collective, including Zelda Cheatle, Dr. Sheyi Bankale, Dr. Tom Hunter, Susan Andrews and Mike Seaborne.

Fun Fridays, Super Saturdays & holiday activities

Learn about life in Hackney with our fun hands-on activities every Friday and Saturday. Live like Anglo-Saxons and load the Saxon boat; learn about Victorian toys and try on historical costumes or find out how people travelled in and around Hackney by being a bus driver on a number 38 bus.

You can do this and much more every Friday and Saturday 10am – 4.30pm. These activities will also be available throughout all school holidays. All children must be supervised by a responsible adult. To find out more please visit our Families page.

Download trail

Explore Hackney Museum at your own pace and see how many objects you can find! Download our museum family trail (pdf).