Museum exhibitions

Current exhibitions

Women on Screens: Printmaking, photography and community activism at Lenthall Road Workshop 1970s-1990s

14 May – 31 August

This exhibition shares some of the radical visual imagery of the Lenthall Road Workshop, a screen printing and photography space based in Hackney from 1970s-1990s.

From making posters of women racing in wheelchairs and protesting on the streets, to teaching printing and photography, this collective made a unique contribution to the feminist and community arts movement both locally and nationally.

Created in partnership with former workers.

Another Time Another Place: Hackney in the 70s and 80s

15 January – 13 July

A selection of photographs taken by Neil Martinson, documenting Hackney’s working class history. The photos show Hackney’s working lives, protests, children and young people, homelessness, Jewish life and street scenes.

Changing Faces, Hidden Stories: photographs from RA Gibson’s studio

A selection of photographs taken by RA Gibson’s studio in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. See a slice of Hackney’s history and maybe someone you know.

Page updated on: 9 May 2019

Hackney Museum


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


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