Moot Hall
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Step into the world of John Bunyan when you visit this delightful 15th century timber-framed market hall, set on the village green, in the centre of the delightful village of Elstow

The Moot Hall was originally built to serve Elstow Abbey as a market house but is now a museum. It contains beautiful period furniture and has exhibits illustrating the life and traditions of 17th century England. Moot Hall is managed by Bedford Borough Council.

So why not join us, have a picnic on the green.  Then go take a look at the beautiful interior of Moot Hall and the Abbey Church (the remains of a once much-larger Abbey) and the ancient timber-framed buildings on Elstow’s High Street.

Moot Hall is open to the public from 1 to 4pm on Saturdays, from Easter (or the beginning of April) to the end of September. It is also open on Elstow Mayday and all Bank Holiday Mondays. Moot Hall may be opened for visitors or school parties on other afternoons, by request.

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Cost: General admission costs £4.00 per person but school groups can be negotiated. We can accommodate up to 30 people at a time. Visits and tours will be tailored to meet your needs. For details of latest costs please call 01234 718044.

References: TBC

Other info:
Accessibility: Access to the upper floor is by stairs or stair-lift. There are ancient timbers set into the ground floor, making some areas difficult to access for wheelchair users.
Parking: Parking is available
Insurance? Yes
Safeguarding: Staff hold DBS checks and we have a safeguarding policy

Moot Hall is managed by Bedford Borough Council
Moot Hall, Church End, Elstow, Bedford, MK42 9XT
01234 718044 (This is the number for the Corn Exchange as enquiries are dealt with via the Corn Exchange Team)