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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1905 361821
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Sun 13:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A glorious Grade I listed site dating back to the 12th century, The...

A glorious Grade I listed site dating back to the 12th century, The Commandery has had a long and varied history that is reflected in its range of architectural styles from Medieval to Victorian. The Commandery has exciting stories to tell you about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry. Step back in time to catch a glimpse of the lively characters that have inhabited this ancient building during the past seven centuries. Using audio interpretation, The Commandery's long-hidden history comes vividly to life allowing you to explore six chosen periods, enjoying the characters and the atmosphere of the building's colourful past.

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Living History Weekend

We went on a family day to The Living History Weekend. We went last year and enjoyed it so much we thought we would return. It was even better this year. There was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Tess J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this house. We decided on a different era to follow this time and it was good to follow the life of the house at that time. I have now followed Civil War and Georgian Family - will be back again for another visit.

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Thank Christine D
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, we're glad that our visitors keep coming back! We hope that you will return again in the summer, when we open 'Worcester's Civil War Story' - an exciting new experience that we're in the process of installing. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said this building seems to be missing the point with its big connection with the Civil War and the famous Battle of Worcester and Charles ll. It is an interesting building but no details in any of the rooms about how they were used and when they were built. All the rooms are empty bar a... More 

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Thank jane53England
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on your visit to The Commandery. We understand that our visitors would like to see improved levels of interpretation in the building, and we are currently in the process of installing a new permanent display that focuses on The Commandery's role in the English Civil War. This new exhibition will be an immersive journey through 17th... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We almost walked past this - looked tiny from the main road - but it is a vast and beautiful set of buildings. If you love history you will LOVE the Commandery. Use the audio guide which lets you choose different periods as you move around. The staff and volunteers are great.

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Thank Mike B
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

We're glad we made such a good impression - we love history too! Thank you for your recommendation, people are often surprised at how much more there is to The Commandery than you can see from the road, we're so glad you decided to drop in. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

There is a lot to see & take in,luckily there are interactive devices to use. Each area has a number which you use & add the number of the commentary you want to hear, ie civil war , Tudor life etc.

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review - we're glad that you found lots to enjoy during your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby I have wanted to visit this museum for several years, but having been there recently it was a great disappointment, Most of the house consisted of empty rooms, and with an audio that was a complete waste of time complicated to use with a lot of unnecessary waffle thrown in. The room with the painted... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a comment about your visit, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent trip to The Commandery. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the painted chamber. We are currently in the process of developing new displays for The Commandery which focus on the role that Worcester played in the English Civil... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Commandery, is an excellent museum. loads of exhibits about the English civil war. Kids can dress up in period costumes.

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Thank John R
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation - we all love a bit of dressing up! More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visited the commandery during their "living history" weekend in February. I've lived in Worcester a few years and have driven past many times, taking little notice of what looks like a shop from the front...how wrong was I? So much history...so much effort put into it by the staff and volunteers.

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Thank chrishay2n
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you dropped by and enjoyed your experience. We do hope to make more of the front entrance in the future, so that more people realise how much there is to discover through the gates. More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went on a family day to The Living History Weekend. We went last year and enjoyed it so much we thought we would return. It was even better this year. There was an amazing display of guns through out history. Very noisy but kids loved it and so did the rest of the crowd. Victorians, Vikings, French resistance and... More 

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Thank Tess J
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to our annual Living History event - we make sure that you have something new to enjoy every year, so we look forward to offering you another experience in 2018! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to a visit to this museum as I visited this as a child and thought was a great civil war museum. On arrival I was told as a Worcester resident it was free entry, though it appears that the East German Stasi required less paperwork in order to receive this. The museum has been striped of... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave us feedback, and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. We have studied the feedback from our visitors and understand that The Commandery's role during the English Civil War is of utmost importance to its history. We are currently in the process of developing new displays around the Battle of... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I love The Commandery, it's great if you have an imagination as you listen to a voice in a chose era & you go round empty rooms & the room & everything in it is described to you. This means you can keep going & have a different experience each time. I also visited when it was the living history... More 

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Thank hannahjhughes
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending your experience with our audio tour - the building has so many interesting layers of history, and we are looking at expanding the interpretation we have on offer in the future too. We certainly love our jobs here - and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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