Added on March 26, 2020 Category

Hackney Council have announced the closure for the time being of the Archives and Museum.

As we are sure you can appreciate, we have had to cancel our next two events, and fear that Carolyn Clark’s talk in June is also in doubt.

In the interim we suggest you catch up on your reading and have a look particularly at our History Online and Further Reading pages; the Layers of London website; and the Hackney Archives’ new Catalogue

Hackney Archives

Hackney Archives have launched #Archives30 over on their Twitter account to showcase some of their brilliant collections and reminisce on their great partnerships and events. Follow them on Twitter at @ArchivesHackney

Home learning from Hackney Museum 

Hackney Museum have uploaded some engaging activities for toddlers using resources from their archives. Visit the Council’s website and download the home learning activities for toddlers page to embark on some educational adventures with the museum’s best bits

We have worked with local teachers to design some activities for KS1 and KS2 pupils and their families to do at home, inspired by Hackney Museum’s collections and previous exhibitions:

Children, parents, carers and teachers, we’d love to see what you come up with, and hear your feedback on these resources – please email us at or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.