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Hackney Museum

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Delightful gem ....

I discovered this wonderful little Museum on the ground floor of the Library while wandering... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Houston, Texas
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Hackney Museum is a small museum in the Hackney area of London focusing on local history of the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I discovered this wonderful little Museum on the ground floor of the Library while wandering around Hackney and was delighted by it. It’s free and at the moment they are also running a special exhibition of old “black” music with equipment and posters and recordings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ronal19
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Hackney Museum is a small museum in the Hackney area of London focusing on local history of the area. Considering the history of Hackney, a lot of the exhibits focus on the influx of people over the centuries and decades. The story starts with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

It might be small but this museum carries a great history of the local area , has a visiting exhibition area and is free to enter. It’s entrance is shared with the library

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I never went here when I lived in the area but this is now the second time that I have visited. It’s a real little gem of a museum located on the ground floor of the Hackney Library and here you can learn all about...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The current temporary exhibition covers local screen printing and it really brings to life the diversity of this part of London through examples of campaigns and causes supported over the years. The permanent exhibition is always worth a look - the scope is really comprehensive...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Curmo
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We came to this museum as we were in the area to see the Victor Wynd Museum (see other reviews) but we were so glad we visited here too. This is a superb local museum which really brings to life the diversity of Hackney. It...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Nice to be able to walk around at my leisure, viewing the Artists famous work displayed around the room or sit watching the videos about the Artists for as long as I liked, as it is not so well known, no crowds. I came and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Hackney bustles with diversity in people and cultures. I live in Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale, CA) and I can find many similarities between where I live and Hackney. For example, there is a Hindu temple next door to me in CA and more Indian restaurants than...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank MarshaS74
Reviewed November 10, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised to visit this outstanding small museum. Hackney is a place I once lived in and loved very much. The story of the area is very clearly told and there is a lot to appreciate and enjoy. The special (not sure...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank RockNrollTownCrier
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I wish more museums sought to represent the full diversity of their neighborhoods! Here, you can see an architectural find, learn about local history, discover tge cultures of immigrants and find out more about everyday life in London's history. For tiurists tired of the rich...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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November 25, 2016|
Response from DaphneDuMaurier | Reviewed this property |
You might also contact the curators at the Victoria and Albert museum.