Tickets now available to book to visit the Hackney Museum from Tuesday 18 May


After months of lockdown, free tickets can now be booked to visit the Hackney Museum from Tuesday 18 May giving visitors access once again to the eye catching ‘Hackney in the 1980s’ exhibition.

‘Hackney in the 1980s’ features the discovery of thousands of photographs taken in 1980s Hackney, found in the basement of Dalton's Rio Cinema in 2018. After its successful launch in October 2020, the Museum is now looking forward to welcoming back those who booked but were unable to attend due to lockdown, as well as new visitors. The exhibition will run until 1 August 2021. 

At a time when community spirit and local learning has been more important than ever, the Museum is looking forward to welcoming visitors. From stories of Anglo-Saxon settlers to today’s communities, the Museum’s permanent displays encompass the stories of the amazing people that have made Hackney their home over the last 1,000 years. 

The Museum will also soon be inviting residents to contribute to the forthcoming ‘Collecting Covid’ project inspired by the brand new ‘Out of the ManCave’ display from the Hackney Brocals over-50s men’s club. Details will soon be available on the Museum website and the display can be visited from the Museum’s reopening on Tuesday 18 May. 

Book your free tickets to visit the Hackney Museum now via Eventbrite. 

Visitor information

  • For more information visit hackney-museum.hackney.gov.uk
  • Read more about the 'Hackney in the 1980s' exhibition launch here 
  • Follow Hackney Museum on social media: Twitter: @HackneyMuseum Facebook: facebook.com/HackneyMuseum
  • About the ‘Hackney in the 1980s’ exhibition: During a recent refurbishment, Rio Cinema staff uncovered thousands of images and linked them back to once belonging to community group ‘the Tape/Slide Project’. Set up in the 1980s by the late Centerprise Bookshop, the collective gave young people access to professional photography equipment with the intention of capturing the highs and lows of Hackney. After calling on Stoke Newington photographer Alan Denney to restore and digitise the slides, the photos are now on display as part of the exhibition. The virtual launch for this exhibition was live-streamed on Thursday 29 October. Watch the recorded live stream: youtube.com/watch?v=ugoLBezB4XE