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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Saturdays; From Easter (or the beginning of
April), to the end of September. Times; from 1pm to 4pm. There is a
small charge for admission.
Holiday Mondays; from 1pm to 4pm. There is a small charge
Heritage Weekend; Saturday and Sunday afternoon,
from 1pm to 4pm, when admission is free.
Visitors; If the curator is available, he may open the
Hall on request – see details on the notice board on Elstow
Group Bookings; Groups are welcome to
visit by appointment, on any day of the week, at any time
of the year. Group discount admission rates apply. Please contact
the curator for details - firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools; School groups are welcome. There is no
admission charge for local schools. Please contact the curator to
make an appointment. email@example.com
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. Download our Hire
If you are interested please download a booking form 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
Toilets. Are available on Elstow Green, only
when Moot Hall is open.
Location: Moot Hall, Church End, Elstow,
Bedford, MK42 9XT
For enquiries about visiting, local history, group bookings
etc., please email the curator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or all other enquiries, please contact the
Events Team at Bedford Corn Exchange; 01234 718 044
Duty curator (only when the hall is
open); 01234 266 889.
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.