Alex Moulton Charitable Trust

Alex Moulton Charitable Trust

At a glance


  • Education
  • Gardens and parks
  • Museums / heritage

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England


The Alex Moulton Charitable Trust (a UK registered charity, no: 273158) cares for The Hall estate and its unique collection, in Bradford on Avon. As well as being a magnificent Jacobean mansion, The Hall has a long industrial heritage, first with the wool industry and later the introduction of rubber to England by Stephen Moulton. The prominent engineer Dr Alex Moulton also lived and worked here, designing the suspension system for the classic Mini and his suspension systems were fitted to over 12 million cars between 1959 – 2002. Dr Moulton also designed the iconic small wheeled Moulton Bicycle, which is still made on the estate today by the Moulton Bicycle Company.

The Trust’s vision is to nurture and inspire future generations of innovating engineers and designers and to inform, excite and engage the community in the unique industrial legacy of the Moulton family of Bradford on Avon. We welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy what The Hall and its collection has to offer.

Our impact includes the preservation of The Hall estate and its important industrial and engineering collection and engagement and education within our local community and beyond.


  • Running a range of events to open the estate up to the public including guided tours, open grounds events, talks and lectures - this allows people to come and enjoy the estate and to learn more about its history and relevance
  • Special events including open air cinema and theatre to welcome a wider audience
  • Developing an education programme to work with local schools to introduce children to our local industrial heritage and design/engineering
  • Working with local organisations to support the tourism economy of Bradford on Avon
  • From the income generated from our events and the estate, we care for The Hall and its collection, preserving it for future generations
  • Working with the Wiltshire Archive Centre to provide free access to the public to The Hall archives

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