Moot Hall

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Moot Hall is a medieval market house, originally built for the nuns of Elstow Abbey on the village green. Restored in 1950 by Bedfordshire County Council, Moot Hall is now a small, but beautiful museum. We have exhibits relating to John Bunyan, Elstow's famous author, plus a collection of 16th and 17th century furniture.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum

Opening hours

Moot Hall is open 1 - 4pm on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and all bank holidays from the beginning of April (or Good Friday, whichever is earlier) to the end of September.
We will also open on other days, any time of the year, by appointment, for groups. Group rates available.

Closed: End September to Good Friday/beginning April (whichever is sooner)

Admission charges

Adults: £1.00
Concessions and children: 50p


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Stairlift to upper floor.

Collection details


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Moot Hall, Elstow - Step into the World of John Bunyan

  • 12 September 2015

A 15th century timber framed market house set on the village green in Elstow. The Moot Hall was originally built to serve Elstow Abbey but is now a museum. It contains a collection of beautiful period furniture and has exhibits illustrating the life and traditions of 17th century England and items relating to John Bunyan.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Moot Hall
Elstow Green
Church End
MK42 9XT

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01234 266 889

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