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Summer in Hackney

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Museum events

Free family fun summer 2019

Kids on Screens

Tuesdays in August, 1pm-3pm

Screen printing fun for children aged 7+ and their adults (please note, this may get messy so we recommend you bring old clothes or an apron).

Make and Take

Thursdays in August, 11am-1pm

Craft activities for all ages

Toddler Takeover

Fridays in August, 10am-11am

Singing, playing and making for under 5s.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All workshops are free and materials are provided. Spaces for Toddler Takeovers and Kids on Screens are limited, and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Local history for ESOL learners

We work in partnership with curriculum managers at Hackney Learning Trust to develop courses, where ESOL learners use the museum to enrich their learning of the English language. For more information please visit the ESOL Advice Service where you’ll find help and support.

Xenia: women learning English together

Saturdays, 10am-1pm

Xenia brings migrant, refugee, asylum-seeking and British women together for workshops encouraging English language practice, fun and meaningful two-way social integration. Practise your English, learn about other women’s cultures, make friends and bring your children.

Our Stories – art workshops with Advance UK

Wednesdays, 1-2.30pm, free, materials provided

A weekly, creative workshop for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers, inspired by the museum and organised in collaboration with Advance UK.

Sometimes, special guest artists help run workshops, sharing their skills and expertise with the group, such as Sunara Begum, who said, “It was such a great experience to share our work as artists with such an active, engaging and creative group of individuals. They were all so highly receptive and open to new ideas and new possibilities. Keep on doing what you do.”

To find out more about joining, as a participant or guest artist, please email Sarah.Johns@advanceuk.org.

Music with Maddy

Fridays, 10am-11am

Singing, dancing, instruments, puppets and creative fun for babies and children under 5 and their parents, guardians or carers. £5 per child/£2 for siblings.

Email Maddy to book your place. Please note that Music with Maddy does not run during school holidays.

Museum tours

Where possible, we offer free tours for local groups interested in learning about Hackney’s unique history. The content and timings of these tours are flexible depending on the aims and needs of the individual group.

Contact to find out more.

Page updated on: 23 May 2019

Hackney Museum

Address

Ground Floor Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
London
E8 1GQ

Telephone

Opening times

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays: closed