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

Originally built to serve Elstow Abbey as a market house, Moot Hall features beautiful period furniture and has exhibits illustrating the life and traditions of 17th century England.

Visit the Moot Hall website

Opening times

Saturday from Easter (or beginning of April), to the end of October: from 1pm to 4pm.

Bank Holiday Mondays from 1pm to 4pm.

Heritage Weekend; Saturday and Sunday afternoon, from 1pm to 4pm (admission is free)

Casual visitors; If the curator is available, he may open the Hall on request – see details on the noticeboard on Elstow Green.

Admission prices

There is a small charge for admission. For current details go to the Moot Hall website

Location

Location: Moot Hall, Church End, Elstow, Bedford, MK42 9XT

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.

Moot Hall and Green hire

Groups are welcome to visit by appointment and group discount admission rates apply. Please contact the curator for details - moot.hall@bedford.gov.uk

School groups are welcome and there is no admission charge for local schools. Please contact the curator to make an appointment - moot.hall@bedford.gov.uk

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

Enquiries

For enquiries about visiting Moot Hall, Group Bookings, Hiring, Music Events, Ghost Hunts etc. please email moot.hall@bedford.gov.uk

To contact the Borough regarding Moot Hall, please email events@bedford.gov.uk or call: 01234 718616’