FIND out about the borough’s past and present at Hackney Museum.
Its combination of permanent and temporary exhibitions explore the reasons why people have moved to Hackney from all over the world for more than 1,000 years, from Anglo-Saxon settlers to recent refugees.
Hackney’s tradition of welcoming newcomers means it is now home to more than 200,000 people from all around the world, with more than 100 languages spoken in the borough. The museum displays reveal this diverse and changing history through fascinating interviews, objects and images.
Entry is free and the museum hosts many activities and events for children and families throughout the year, including during school holidays.
It also holds a variety of adult events and activities including art exhibitions, workshops, seminars, talks, walks and film screenings.
Hackney Technology And Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane
Telephone: 020 8356 3500
Opening times: Tue, Wed, Fri: 9.30am-5.30pm;
Closed Sun, Mon and Bank Holidays.