Geffrye Museum in Haggerston

Museums

EACH of Hackney's museums tells its stories through displays, artworks and collections as part of permanent and changing exhibitions, as well as running educational programmes and special events throughout the year.

The Geffrye Museum, in Hoxton, is the only one in the UK dedicated to the history of interior design and domestic life from the 1600s to the present day.

Sutton House, in Homerton, is the oldest dwelling in East London. Built in 1535, a visit to the National Trust owned property evokes the sights and sounds of a traditional Tudor home. It also showcases the work of local artists, craftspeople and community groups.

Hackney Museum, in the very heart of the borough, focuses on documenting the history of the diverse communities that have settled here over the centuries, through collections of interviews, objects and images.

Geffrye Museum

THE Geffrye is the UK's only museum to specialise in the history of interior design and domestic life. Housed in impressive 18th century almshouses on Kingsland Road, visitors get a sense of the changing style of English homes by viewing a series of meticulously curated rooms spanning 400 years from 1600 to the present day.

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Geffrye Museum

Hackney Archives

THE borough's archivists look after council administrative records dating back to 1700. They also keep records for individuals and other organisations with links to Hackney.

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Hackney Archives

Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

THE Trust has rescued a number of derelict and ‘at risk’ buildings in Hackney and restored, refurbished and found new uses for them. These include the Round Chapel, in Clapton, and St Augustine's Tower, in Hackney Central, which is the borough's oldest building.

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Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

Hackney Museum

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.

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Hackney Museum

Rivington Place

OPENED in 2007, Rivington Place is a RIBA award-winning building designed by David Adjaye in the heart of Shoreditch, and the first purpose built public gallery in London since the Hayward opened in 1968. Programmes and exhibitions are presented by the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) and Autograph ABP, a charity that works internationally in photography and film, cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.

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Rivington Place

Sutton House

BUILT in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadlier, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII, Sutton House is East London’s oldest domestic property. Now owned by the National Trust, it retains the atmosphere of a traditional Tudor home, despite modification during the Georgian period.

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Sutton House

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