Moot Hall

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.

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


Admission is free but, if you enjoy your visit, please leave a donation (suggested minimum donation of £4 per person).


Location: Moot Hall, Church End, Elstow, Bedford, MK42 9XT. As you enter Church End, Moot Hall is almost immediately on the right.

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 Elstow Green hire

Groups are welcome to visit by appointment. Please email for details.

School groups are welcome and there is no admission charge for local schools. Please email for details.

Elstow Green is available to hire for events. Please use the online application form on the park events page and email the Events Team at if you have any queries. 


For enquiries about visiting Moot Hall please visit the Moot Hall website or email