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  • Moot Hall Church End, Elstow
    MK42 9XT Bedford

Moot Hall Museum

Why is Moot Hall Museum the best choice for you?

The Moot Hall is a unique building. Originally built in the 15th century to serve Elstow Abbey as a manor courtroom and market house, it was renovared in 1950 and opened to the public as a small museum.

Moot Hall contains beautiful period furniture and exhibits illustrating the life and traditions of 17th century England, as well as Elstow's world famous author, John Bunyan. His most famous book The Pilgrim's Progress has never been out of print, was translated into over 200 langages and Moot Hall hold a collection of some of those. The museum is dedicated to the life and works of John Bunyan.

Set on Elstow village green (where you could have a picnic), it is a beautiful place to visit. It is staffed by a team of very knowledgeable people, most of whom are volunteers.

Moot Hall is also a popular venue for ghost hunters to hold paranormal investigations.

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Moot Hall Museum in summary


  • History / historical
  • Paintings
  • Religion

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