Moot Hall

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 Elstow village green.

Opening Times:

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

2. Bank Holiday Mondays – from 1pm to 4pm.

3. Heritage Weekend – Saturday and Sunday afternoon, from 1pm to 4pm, when admission is free.

4. Casual Visitors – If the curator is available, he may open the Hall on request – see details on the notice board on Elstow Green.

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.

Toilets:  Are available on Elstow Green, only when Moot Hall is open.

Contact Details:

For enquiries about visiting, local history, group bookings etc., please email the curator –

Or all other enquiries, please contact the Events Team at Bedford Borough Council:   01234 718616 or e-mail:

Duty curator (only when the hall is open): 01234 266 889.


Moot Hall
Church End
Bedford, MK42 9XT