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Exhibitions and installations

Winter festival installations

Christmas Past

Our popular exhibition celebrating winter at home returns to the Museum!

Until Sunday 9 January 2022


Enjoy a series of events and visit one of our Rooms Through Time showing how a Sephardi Jewish family may have celebrated Hanukkah in the 1700s

Light up the Museum

A major light installation by multi award winning lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun

Temporary exhibitions

Tomorrow's Home

Discover how our homes could support us, our communities and our planet in 2050

Until Sunday 9 January 2022


Waiting for myself to appear

A new film commission by Michael McMillan

In the Almshouse chapel


An ever changing composition of word and sound by writer Maria Fusco with composer Olivier Pasquet

In the Undercroft

What's your cup of tea?

A project by YARA + DAVINA, working with the local community to create a custom tea blend

Around Hackney

Rhymes Through Time

Exploring the role of children in the home through poetry and interactive design

Throughout the Rooms Through Time

The Cell Quilt

This quilt was meticulously sewn by prisoners and shows a scale recreation of a two-man prison cell.


A multimedia artwork created with the local schoolchildren exploring ideas of what Hackney might be by 2050.

Our Homes Our Stories

A new artist commission by Alaa Alsaraji, drawing on the Museum's Stay Home material