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The Commandery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well worth a visit

Went when there was an enactment going on with people dressed as Cavaliers & Roundheads. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
302Jon
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Very interesting

Anyone wanting to understand Worcester’s important role in the Civil War should visit. The building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katelY9936NH
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent49%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
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Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
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+44 1905 361821
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The Commandery in Worcester is one of the best historical sites in the UK, somewhere where all those who visit or live in the area should go. Not only does it give a unique insight into the English Civil War, but it traces the history...More

2  Thank Moira C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 May 2008

I really think they could be doing a lot more to make this museum interesting and more accessible to all age groups. The idea in theory is very good, but when visiting, it was a disappointment. There could be more to look at and do,...More

8  Thank shortperson84
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went when there was an enactment going on with people dressed as Cavaliers & Roundheads. Very authentic costumes, musketry and weapons. Beer was very good and most welcome on a hot day.More

Thank 302Jon
KKateB, Exhibitions Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments - we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to experience some fantastic re-enactment. It is people that really help to bring the history of the site to life. We are excited for our upcoming Living History event...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone wanting to understand Worcester’s important role in the Civil War should visit. The building has incredible history in itself, if only walls could talk! The talk by Jo was informative and she obviously enjoys this part of history. There are good old fashioned things...More

Thank katelY9936NH
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback, we're really pleased that you enjoyed the building and one of our daily talks. It's good to hear that all the family were able to engage with the history of The Commandery -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting The Commandery and learning about the history behind the building. Very knowledgable and enthusiastic staff.More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely comments and the five star review - we're really glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Commandery. The staff here love bringing the history of this wonderful building to life for our visitors -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up choosing Worcester for a weekend break without any real understanding of how the town has played such an interesting part in English history. The visit to the Commandery changed that with a really interesting visit to the historic building that introduces much...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments, we’re really pleased that you were able to enjoy a visit to The Commandery during your trip! Whilst the role of the building during the civil war is explored at length throughout the museum, we are also keen to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learnt a lot about the civil war. Found the film at the beginning a little confusing but understood it at the end of the visit. We didn't hear the talk. There were not many people in the museum.More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, we’re glad that you enjoyed learning more about Worcester’s civil war. We hope you will be tempted to return and enjoy one of our daily talks, which help many visitors to engage further with the history of the site. Our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely 90 minutes here. Interesting museaum - and a brilliant talk too on weaponary which interested our teenagers. Lovely location by the canal (with a good cafe). Definitely worth a visitMore

Thank Robin W
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such positive comments, we’re really glad you enjoyed your recent visit to The Commandery! Its great to hear that the whole family was able to enjoy the history and the location of the museum -...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Learnt a lot about the Civil War and the map is essential as it's a big site. Do motions mediaeval tapestry and painted room. When coming from town the entrance is on further side of building. It is not well signpisted.More

Thank John W
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit, it is great to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Worcester's civil war. We're glad that you found our site map useful - The Commandery is a warren of surprises! The many rooms here reveal...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

As we arrived, the talk on armaments by Alex was just starting. And it was fantastic! What an enuthiastic, knowledgable young man he is. Totally engaging, and obvious that he’d loved history. After the talk, he mentioned that we should go to the painted room,...More

Thank Richard G
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we're really glad that you enjoyed your visit! Museums Worcestershire staff are passionate and enthusiastic about communicating Worcester's past - Alex and all of The Commandery staff hope that they can bring Worcester's Civil War to life...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Having read that this visitor attraction had been upgraded perhaps we had too high an expectation for our entrance fee. Our visit to The Commandery was disappointing. We had expected from the advertising leaflet that we would spend several hours. However, we were there for...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit – your feedback helps us to shape The Commandery experience as we continue to develop and evolve. Every visit helps to support our work as we strive to preserve this important site and find new innovative...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

As a couple we have spent many years touring historic places after indulging in a coffee and cake in the on-site café. With this in mind we visited the Commandery in Worcester on one of the Heritage Open Days after reading on the website that...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer, The Commandery at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you very much for your comments, feedback is always useful to us and helps us inform and improve our customer experience. We have passed on your comments to the Manager of the Café who we know will be mortified to know you had an...More

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Juliet L
25 August 2016|
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Response from KKateB | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback. The English Civil War has always played an important role on our work at the Commandery. Items that you have seen previously were on temporary loans, but we are currently working on new... More
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