Moyse's Hall Museum

Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1DX

Moyse's Hall

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Open Mondays to Saturdays 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) and Sundays 12pm-4pm (last entry 3pm)

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

Inside the 12th century building you will find an eclectic collection of items and exhibitions. Moyse’s Hall Museum offers an enthralling view into the past with collections that document the foundation of Bury St Edmunds – from the creation and dissolution of the abbey, to prison paraphernalia and artefacts providing intriguing insights into superstition and witchcraft.

The medieval hall has a fascinating and rich history of its own. It once served as the town’s Bridewell, workhouse and police station, before first opening as a museum in 1899.

On your visit you will also find St Edmundsbury’s world class collection of horology including rare timepieces bequeathed by musician and clock collector Frederic Gershom Parkington, fine art by renowned local artists, the Suffolk Regiment gallery and regularly changing exhibitions in the Great Hall.

Moyse’s Hall Museum also hosts events ranging from themed craft workshops for all the family, to historical talks and lectures… visit our What’s On page to find out more.

For more information about Moyse’s Hall Museum, visit the Moyse's Hall website

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