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Elstow - The Moot Hall & Village Green

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.

Elstow Green is a delightful place for a picnic on a summer's day and access is free all year round.

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 Moot Hall moot hall Elstow Church

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. 

Inside Moot Hall   inside Moot Hall

So why not bring the family, have a picnic on the green or visit Elstow Tea Garden.  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.

 Cottages Elstow Elstow Cottages  Mead

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Moot Hall Group Bookings: Groups are welcome to visit by appointment, at any time of the year. Please contact the curator for details
Moot Hall Open Days: 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 on other afternoons, by request, if the curator is available. A minimum admission charge applies - details are posted on Moot Hall's Elstow Green notice board.
Admission to Moot Hall: There is a small charge for admission.

Hiring Moot Hall and/or Elstow Green: Moot Hall is available to hire for small private functions, training sessions and meetings. The Green may also be hired for some larger functions. Both are available for hire for corporate events, paranormal investigations and as film locations.   Download our Hire Brochure here

Disabled access: 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.

Location:

Moot Hall
Church End
Elstow
Bedford, MK42 9XT
Contact Details:
Moot Hall is managed by the Events team at Bedford Corn Exchange, telephone number; 01234 718044
If you need to contact the duty curator (only available when the museum is actually open), the Moot Hall number is 01234 266889. Email: moot.hall@bedford.gov.uk