Reimagining Hackney Museum

Closes 29 Feb 2024

Opened 11 Sep 2023


Image of the inside of Hackney Museum.


What we’re doing

We’re developing ambitious plans to transform Hackney Museum so residents can engage with the museum’s collections and local histories in new and interesting ways.

Our plans include:

  • a new permanent exhibition sharing stories of migration and settlement from prehistory to modern day
  • a redeveloped community room
  • an improved shop 
  • enhanced digital activities so more people can access Hackney’s rich histories

Why we’re doing it

The changes aim to encourage more local people to use this fantastic resource while complementing the wider investment in cultural facilities in this area, including improvements to Hackney Central Library which is based in the same building and Hackney Town Hall Square which is immediately outside.

How we’re doing it

We’ve secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop these ambitious plans to transform and reimagine Hackney Museum.

The Museum is working with local communities to shape proposals for the new museum’s displays and services before final plans are submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2024.

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What would you like to see in a new Hackney Museum?

We’ll keep you informed about these plans, and the opportunities to help inform the changes that take place. 

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