Do you remember Hackney in the 1970s-1990s?

We are looking for people aged 55+ to take part in informal workshops at Hackney Museum and share their memories and experiences of living, working or learning in Hackney during the 1970s-1990s. These free small group workshops will cover these different themes:

Wednesday 29 March – Local Industry
Wednesday 12th April – Unions
Wednesday 26th April – Politics and Campaigning
Wednesday 10th May – Healthcare

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Walking tour: Ayahs and Amahs, remembering the Indian and Chinese nannies of East London (1820s-1940s)

Hundreds of women from Asia travelled to Britain as ayahs and amahs, taking care of young British children on the long journey by sea. Join this walking and talking tour around East London to find out more about why they came, the places they lived, and the experiences they had.

The tour will start in Aldgate (exact location provided after booking) and continue to Hackney by train from Liverpool Street. Participants will need their own contactless card, Oyster Card or ticket for the journey from Liverpool Street to Cambridge Heath Station (no step-free access). The tour will end at Hackney Museum.

Thursday 30 March 2023, 10am-1pm. Limited spaces.

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; find out how people travelled in and around Hackney by being a bus driver on a number 38 bus or play with our special train track and be a train driver.

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.

Download trail

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