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The Building Exploratory –an education and resource centre based in Hackney with a unique permanent exhibition about the built environment. Also creators of this site and other digital work.

English Heritage – contains information on conservation, archaeology and national monuments.

Images of England – an English Heritage site which aims to make a photographic record of every Listed Building in England. Also includes details of how to get involved as a volunteer photographer.

Architecture - find an architect, understand more about architecture or learn how to become an architect, courtesy of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

London Open House – architectural tours and information.

The Building Centre - a permanent exhibition covering all aspects of design and construction.

The Architecture Foundation - an independent architecture centre, bridging the gap between professionals and the public.

E-state - a site for research into performance, architecture and location.

CABE - the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment aims to improve people's lives through better buildings, spaces and places.


History in Hackney – this is part of the London Borough of Hackney site about history in the borough. It includes details of how you can further your learning by visiting Hackney Archives.

The Hackney Society – the Society aim to involve local people in the conservation and regeneration of Hackney's built environment and public spaces.

Hackney Museum – the website for the Borough’s museum.

Sutton House – details of how to visit Hackney’s oldest home.

The East London History Society - contains a virtual tour of Victoria Park which enables you to compare past and present images of the park.

Haggerston Pool - about the history of Haggerston Pool and the campaign to save it.


Internet for Historians – a comprehensive guide to using the web for research and study.

WebWise Local History Online – a BBC guide to using the internet to discover more about local history.

BBCi History – covers all BBC history programmes and related topics.

Channel 4 History - covers all Channel 4 history programmes and related topics.

The Public Record Office - the national archive of England, Wales and the UK. This site contains the 1901 census online.

Guildhall Library – a public reference library which specialises in the history of London.

Collage – the Guildhall’s online image database containing over 20,000 works, many views of London.

Tower Hamlets On-line – features histories of the areas around the Pool of London and Regent’s canal.


Museum of London - details of exhibitions and activities at the Museum, and at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) in Hackney.

The Geffrye Museum - details of events and activities at this beautiful museum of English domestic interiors, based in Shoreditch, Hackney.

Ragged School Museum – this museum explores the history of London’s East End as well as that of the Victorian ragged schools.

Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood – exhibitions and activities at this branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, which specialises in toys and games.

The Science Museum- this site contains a range of online exhibitions and resources.

The London Transport Museum – this site includes films, online exhibitions and other resources.

The Imperial War Museum – this site, including online exhibitions tells the history of modern war and people's experience of war in Britain and the Commonwealth.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum – a collection of historic buildings re-sited in Sussex countryside. Site includes virtual tour.

24 Hour Museum – the national virtual museum.

Cornucopia - a searchable database of UK museum collections.


Hackney Live – a guide to education and learning in the Borough of Hackney.

Learn Direct – the government backed learning and training provider.

Lifelong learning – the Department for Education & Skill’s site that is all about continuing learning.

NOF – The New Opportunities Fund (NOF) is a Lottery Distributor created to award grants to education, health and environment projects throughout the UK. This site is funded through the NOF digitise fund.

The Parents’ Centre – This is another Department for Education and Skills’ site. It tells you about your child's education and how you can help. It includes Learning Journey, a parent’s guide to the National Curriculum.


NOF – The New Opportunities Fund (NOF) is a Lottery Distributor created to award grants to education, health and environment projects throughout the UK. This site is funded through the NOF digitise fund.

EnrichUK - a portal to all the sites funded through the New Opportunities Fund, a collection of 150 sites across culture, history, social and economic development, science and art as well as regional and national 'sense of place' from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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