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In 2020 the MOOT HALL will have dominated Maldon for 600 years – have you and your family taken a tour yet?

Some dates for your diary…

The Friends of the Moot Hall commemorate the anniversary of Sir Robert D’Arcy’s death (The Lord of the Manor who built the Moot Hall) each year with a special event on 6th September. 2019, 2020 sees the 600 anniversary of the building in Maldon’s town centre as a feature of the D’Arcy family home and a demonstration of D’Arcy’s wealth and power.

The Moot Hall is in the High Street. (CM9 5 PE) It is a unique 15thC Grade One brick building – possibly one of the earlies secular decorated structures in Essex. In 1576, following the end of the D’Arcy family’s occupancy, it was bought by the Borough Corporation and became the seat of local government until the formation of the Maldon District in the 1976. There are preserved rooms on three floors that tell the story of Maldon’s social history for over 400 years.

The Heritage Weekend is on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September when the building may be visited FREE OF CHARGE each day from 10am until 4pm. Our expert Tour Guides will be available on each floor to answer any questions you may have and tell you a little of the building’s stories from the past. You will be able to climb the narrow winding stairs to the roof and be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views of the medieval town of Maldon, the River Blackwater and surrounding countryside. Take your binoculars and see what you can spot in the distance.!

Guided Tours, £4.00 (and concessions) from March to October. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11.00am and 12.30pm. Twilight tours, combine a MOOT HALL tour with the opportunity to take in sunset views from the roof, followed by a glass of Prosecco or wine. Tours at 7pm, Sunday 18th August £12.50 pp Contact details: Private and

Bookings and general enquiries please email manager@themoothall.co.uk or call 07749288345.

Married at the MOOT HALL. There are three floors: on the ground floor are the Committee Room and Goal. On the first floor the19th century Court Room and Jury Room are perfectly preserved and the second floor has the Council Chamber and Muniment Room with historic artefacts and charters. The roof has panoramic views of the town and surrounding countryside, and the balcony is an ideal setting for those all-important photographs of you and your guests, perhaps whilst enjoying a glass of champagne.  Any of the three floors may be chosen for your special day. The atmosphere of the building provides a perfect setting for an intimate ceremony and is exclusively yours for the duration of your visit, with personal service by our experienced staff. Although there are no facilities for catering, celebration drinks can be served, leaving you free to choose your own caterers elsewhere.

Contact details: For weddings and civil ceremony information and a copy of our brochure call the weddings line 07938 999068 or email married@themoothall.co.uk