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
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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.
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.
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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
Admission to Moot Hall: There is a small charge
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.
Bedford, MK42 9XT
Moot Hall is managed by the
Events team at Bedford Corn Exchange, telephone number; 01234
If you need to contact the duty curator (only available when the
museum is actually open), the Moot Hall number is 01234 266889.