Museum exhibitions

Current exhibitions

Hackney’s Got Style: Celebrating the History and Impact of African and Caribbean Fashion and Hair

1 October 2019 to 21 March 2020

This exhibition shares and celebrates the history and impact of African and Caribbean style and hair through the eyes of Hackney people. Explore how the clothes we wear and how we style our hair has expressed and impacted identity since the 1950s, and what this means for us today. Discover the local entrepreneurs, designers and fashionistas who have changed British culture in the borough and beyond.

Please note, school groups will be visiting the exhibition Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 3pm during October and November. Other visitors are still welcome, but may prefer to visit at quieter times.

Page updated on: 27 January 2020

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