The Moot Hall Museum is a timber-framed building set on the village green at Elstow. Now a museum containing beautiful period furniture, it illustrates the life and traditions of 17th Century England.
Elstow Moot Hall (or Green House as it was formerly known) was built as a market-house - used for storing the stalls and other equipment for the village fair. It was also a place for hearing disputes arising from the fairs.
In the 19th Century the upper room was used both as a school and a place of worship. Restored by Bedfordshire County Council, Moot Hall is now a museum.
Accessibility: a stairlift has been installed allowing access to the upper floor. Some ancient timbers on the ground floor are uneven
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