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.
Gershom Parkington Clock Collection West Suffolk’s world class collection of horology including rare timepieces bequeathed by musician and clock collector Frederic Gershom Parkington; fine art by renowned local artists Mary Beale and Sybil Andrews; the Suffolk Regiment gallery; plus regularly changing exhibitions in the Great Hall.
Open Mondays to Saturdays 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) and Sundays 12pm-4pm (last entry 3pm)