Our experienced guides can provide a bespoke tour of the Moot Hall. Guided Tours of the Moot Hall take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons from March to October.
Access for disabled people is limited to the ground floor for wheel chair users. The upper floors are only reached by narrow stairways.
Children’s treasure hunt with prize for every child included.
2pm and 3.30pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday unless there is a civil ceremony.
As we now conduct civil ceremonies it is wise to check a tour is operating on the day you wish to come – please check our Availability Calendar to see when civil ceremonies are taking place.
The Moot Hall became the seat of local government in the 16th Century. The building changed over the years and now has, on the ground floor, a committee room and the Mayors parlour. This large room served from 1576 as the town gaol, then from 1834 it was the Borough Police Station until 1912. It has an adjoining semi-subterranean cellar which is alleged to have been used as a cell. At the rear there is a 19th century exercise yard.
On the first floor, a 19th Century Magistrates Court and retiring room is preserved. The Court Room was last used in the 1970s and dates from 1810 in its present layout although its use goes back much further, and it has some beautiful medieval decorative brickwork and fine paintings.
On the top floor there is the original Town Council Chamber and Muniment room for the Mayor and Councilors and was the original charter house for the Borough.
The Council chamber displays copies of all the Maldon charters going back to the 13th century. The upper floor served as the town armoury during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The roof has 360 degree views over the river and the medieval townscape of Maldon and the surrounding countryside.
The floors are connected to the East side by a unique brick stairway, with other stairways between floors. The Moot Hall continues to be used by the Town Councillors of Maldon on ceremonial occasions.
Note: Tours go the roof (weather permitting) via steep staircases with limited access for those with impaired movement.
There is no car parking available on site. The nearest car park is the White Horse (CM9 5QP)