Museum volunteers

Are you looking for experience in a museum? Do you have a passion for helping people learn about local history, community and diversity? Then Hackney Museum could be the place for you.


Our volunteers support the professional staff at Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives on a regular basis across exhibitions, events, research and collections work, and learning and engagement programmes. Whether you want to develop your skills or give to the local community, we can help you.

We’re currently looking for volunteers to support our successful and engaging learning programme for local primary schools:

The deadline for applications is Friday 7 February 2020.

We will next be recruiting for our collections and exhibitions volunteering programme in Spring 2020. If you’d like to be kept updated on this, please email

Work placements

Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives accept placement students from a wide range of courses, backgrounds and specialisms, from secondary school to MA or PhD students. If you’re interested in local history and heritage, migration, community and cultural diversity then a placement with the learning or collections teams at Hackney Museum or Hackney Archives could be just right.

How to apply

If you would like to carry out a work placement at Hackney Museum, please email to request an application form. We assess each application on a case by case basis, depending on the staffing and projects available at the time but we can’t guarantee placement opportunities.

Jobs at Hackney Museum are advertised by the Council. Please do not contact Hackney Museum directly.

Page updated on: 16 December 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