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Visiting the Moot Hall

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 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.


  • Adults £4
  • Concessions £3
  • Children (5-16 years) £2, under 5s free

Children’s treasure hunt with prize for every child included.

Membership Fees

Join The Friends and enjoy free entrance to The Moot Hall, discounts on the Event Tours and invitations to events held for the Friends and members. Price per Year £12 Single and £20 for a Family (includes two children under 16).

Tour Times

11.00am and 12.30pm 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 contact us for further information.

Private Tours & Large Tours

Private Tours: Enjoy having The Moot Hall to yourselves by booking a private tour. If there is a certain aspect of the history or building that interests you, your guide will be able to tailor your private tour to you preferences. Prices dependent on group size, starting from £45.

Group Tours: We can cater for larger groups of up to 25 people. An ideal outing for a society or business.

To reserve or discuss a booking for Private or Group Tours, please contact Victoria George on 07749 288345or email

Tour of the Moot Hall

Committee room and Mayor’s Parlour

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.

19th Century Court Room

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.

Council Chamber and Historic Artefacts

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.

Rooftop panoramic views of the Town, river and countryside

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)