Museum learning

We’re hiring a creative practitioner

Hackney Museum’s currently looking for a creative practitioner to run workshops for primary schools during October and November 2019, inspired by an upcoming exhibition about the power and politics of African and Caribbean hair and fashion.

We are looking for a practitioner with a specialist creative skill (such as a fashion designer, hair stylist, musician, poet or visual artist) and with an interest in and knowledge of both Hackney history and African and Caribbean history to work with us to develop and deliver these sessions.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 17 June

Local history comes to life at Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives. We offer learning sessions on a variety of subjects for all ages and abilities. Our sessions use maps, objects, stories and migration suitcases to unlock the rich history of our local area and the experiences of people who have settled in Hackney over time.

We offer:

  1. Key stage 1 and key stage 2 school sessions
  2. Learning resources
  3. Adult learning

Self-led visits for secondary schools

The Museum worked with History PGCE student Chloe Rodgerson to design a series of workshop plans, based around a visit to Hackney Museum and centered on the enquiry question: ‘How can we explain the diversity of Hackney?’.

Adult learning

Hackney Museum works in partnership with Hackney Learning Trust, community organisations and individuals to create exciting opportunities for adults to learn from our rich collections and displays about migration to Hackney.

Adult literacy and ESOL

We work in partnership with curriculum managers in Hackney Learning Trust to develop courses where ESOL learners use Hackney Museum to enrich their learning of the English language. For tutors wishing to make an informal visit to the museum we provideresources for ESOL. For Hackney residents looking to learn English visit the  ESOL Advice Service where you will find help and support.

Advance UK

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly art class for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities and their carers run by the artists and organisers atAdvance UK. Drop in sessions take place on Wednesdays 1pm-2.30pm.


Xenia builds relationships between migrant women and English-speaking women in Hackney to form a more understanding, kind and hospitable community. Xenia women meet once a month at Hackney Museum. Follow @xeniawomen for the latest updates and see ourevents page for forthcoming sessions.


Page updated on: 10 June 2019

Hackney Museum

Ground Floor Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ
Opening times
  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday: 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays: closed