Moot Hall



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Moot Hall sits on the picturesque village green in the ancient village of Elstow, near Bedford. In addition to a collection of medieval furniture, the museum contains many items relating to the life and works of Elstow's world famous author John Bunyan.

Moot Hall
Church End, Elstow, BEDFORD, MK42 9XT
Phone : 01234 266889


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Lower floor has ancient timbers which may cause difficult for some wheelchair users
  • Facilities: Stair lift to upper floor
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-end Sept, Sat only 1-4. Open all year round by appt

About The area

Discover Bedfordshire

At its most southern point, Bedfordshire is only 35 miles from London Waterloo, so there’s a good reason for the UK’s fifth busiest airport to be called London Luton Airport. The county is one of England’s smaller in terms of area, but more than makes up for it in terms of business HQs and visitor attractions. Among the most popular of these, and among the top attractions in the UK, is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, founded in 1931, and now covering around 600 acres.

Along similar lines Woburn Safari Park opened more recently (in 1970) and is just over half the size. Fans of old flying machines or cars will enjoy a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, a tiny village near Biggleswade. Among the oldest examples in the collection are a pioneering French Blériot XI from 1910, and a number of early French and German automobiles from the very late 19th century. 

Bedford itself is located on either side of the River Ouse, and has a large Italian population, descended from those who came to work at a local brick factory in the 1950s.

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