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Historic House:The Moot Hall

Historic House

The Moot Hall is a Grade One listed building and can not be altered in any way, therefore access for disabled visitors is limited to the ground floor for wheel chair users. Upper floors are reached by narrow, twisting stairways.

Moot Hall

Moot Hall


High Street,


In a prominent position on the High Street, this imposing building with its flower bedecked balcony and striking belltower is easy to find. The building began almost 600 years ago as the family manor house of Sir Robert D’Arcy, a powerful figure in his day.

However, when the building passed out of the family it soon became derelict. Bought by the Corporation of Maldon in 1576 for the princely sum of £55, it has remained a seat of local government to this day, incorporating a jail and courtroom. The name ‘Moot’ derives from the Saxon word meaning ‘place of assembly’

Tours of the building are led by enthusiastic guides:- see the prisoners’ names scratched on the brick walls in the exercise yard, hear the story of the Maldon murder in the courtroom, and climb the unique brick spiral staircase to the top of the tower. From here you can enjoy far-reaching views of the townscape and estuary.

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We are a venue licenced to conduct civil ceremonies and more information can be obtained from our website or by email to

Coach parties acceptedGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours mandatorySmoking not allowed

Access is difficult. Steep and winding stairs not suitable for wheelchairs.

Opening details

11.00am and 12.30pm by guided tour every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout summer


Tours £4.00.
Adults: £4.00 Concessions: £3.00 Children: (5-16)£2.00.


See location of The Moot Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 850070  Lat: 51.73157 Long: 0.67774

By car:

By public transport:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Access is difficult. Steep and winding stairs not suitable for wheelchairs.