Events

Behind the Lens: A Photography Discussion and Q&A

Thursday 16 May 2024 6-7:30pm

Join us at Hackney Museum for a panel discussion with women photographers on capturing Hackney through a lens.

Spanning 50 years, attendees will hear from innovative and groundbreaking women who have recorded Hackney’s changing landscape and communities with a camera. The photographers will also discuss how they have forged their careers in the creative industry. Hear their insights and ask your own questions in the follow-up Q&A.

Chaired by Sue Andrews, co-curator of At Home in Hackney.

Speaker one: Michael Ann Mullen, Hackney Flashers

Speaker two: Don Travis, Future Hackney

Speaker three: Connie Swift, winner of the Young Photographers competition at Hackney Museum

For more details and to book your free place, go to Eventbrite.

Images L-R: ‘Who’s Holding the Baby?’, Michael Ann Mullen, 1978; Connie Swift, 2022; Gillett Square Stories, Don Travis, 2022
May half term holiday activities

Saturday 25th May – Saturday 1st June

To celebrate the final week of the adventure playgrounds exhibition we will be making badges (drop-in 10am to 1pm)! It’s also your last chance to have fun in the exhibition with our loose parts play and den. We will be saying goodbye to the loose parts play items when the exhibition closes on 1st June.

Red badge with yellow drawing of a smiley clown and writing 'Hackney Play Association'
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Photobooth with Heather McDonough

Saturday 1st June 12-3pm

Come and get your portrait taken by local photographer Heather McDonough and join the community photographed in Hackney. Photobooth is a drop in event at Hackney Museum. Look out for more details on Eventbrite. Once your picture is taken visit our At Home in Hackney exhibition to see Heather and other photographers’ work.

For more details on past Photobooth projects see: https://heathermcdonough.com/photobooth-1

Mother and daughter looking at each other
Mother and Daughter, Springfield Park Jubilee Celebrations 2022, Photobooth

Fun Fridays, Super Saturdays & holiday activities

Learn about life in Hackney with our fun hands-on activities every Friday and Saturday in term time. 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 are 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).