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Hackney Museum, London: 2 reviews and 6 photos

by Mariajoy
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  • Win in the "pie and mash shop" - London
      Win in the "pie and mash shop"
    by Mariajoy

Hackney, in the heart of the east end of London is where I was born, and so on a hot June day thought it would be a good idea to go back and have a little look around.

My idea was to find the Hackney Museum which I had read about previously and was easy enough to find. Take a number 48 or 242 bus from Liverpool Street directly to Mare Street (get off at Hackney Central station).

Using hands on and audio visual displays, the museum explores and celebrates the massive cultural diversity within Hackney over the past 1000 years, from early German settlers through to the Asian, West Indian, Jewish, Turkish, and a whole host of other minorities who sought refuge and work here.

The museum is situated within a recently opened "Learning Complex" and is easily accessible to disabled visitors is free to enter. It was totally absorbing exhibition, with friendly and helpful staff. If you are in the area it would be worth visiting.

Further details, including opening times are listed in the website

I revisted here on the 10th Nov 07 with RhineRoll - Win is always reluctant to try the traditional Londoners food of pie and mash and jellied eels when he comes to London - and so this is the next best thing.. in the fourth photo he is in the Pie and Mash shop in the museum!!

The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair visitors.

Address: Mare Street
Directions: Next to the Town Hall
Phone: +44 20 8356 3500
Website: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/index.htm/cm-museum.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2007
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