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Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

Steeped in history, Moyse’s Hall has looked out over Bury St Edmunds market place for almost 900 years.

Situated in a beautiful medieval building, Moyse’s Hall Museum houses eclectic collections and exhibitions, and hosts events ranging from themed craft workshops for all the family to historical talks and lectures.

The landmark 12th Century building’s rich and varied past has included serving as the towns Bridewell, workhouse and police station, first opening as a museum in 1899.

Today the museum offers a fascinating view into the past with collections that document the foundation of the early town – from the creation and dissolution of the abbey, to prison paraphernalia and artefacts providing intriguing insights into superstition and witchcraft.

Moyse's Hall

Who to contact

West Suffolk Heritage Service
Enquiries 01284 706183, Booking 01284 758000
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Moyse’s Hall Museum
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1DX

Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds

Days & Times

Check the website for up to date information on opening restrictions during the conronavirus pandemmic. Normally open Mondays to Saturdays 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm), Sundays 12pm-4pm (last entry 3pm)

Other details

Cost Details
Heritage tickets and day tickets available - see website for details
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Wheelchair Access, Stair Lift, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop

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