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The Commandery

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Rambling building with so much history

From a knights hospitaller residence offering lodging and care, through the civil war, to a print... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pbb451
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Fascinating little place

Being meaning to visit here for some time and wasn't disappointed when we finally managed to go... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
RichSutton
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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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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Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From a knights hospitaller residence offering lodging and care, through the civil war, to a print works, this place is steeped in history. There are so many rooms in this apparently small building with lots of exhibits to ponder over. My advice is to try...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fab little place to visit! We visited during half term and it was lovely to see young and old enjoying the site! Interesting to wonder around and the cake was amazing afterwards! Would wholeheartedly suggest a visit, really nice to see the venue...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MuseumsWorcs, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly use the Commandery Coffee for refreshments with our walking group and always find the service very friendly and excellent. Nothing is too much trouble. Nice drinks and a wide range of home made cakes. Lovely setting with tables outside by the canal or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KKateB, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, we're delighted you've chosen The Commandery as your pit-stop after a walk! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Gemma, who runs Commandery Coffee so excellently and makes all the scrumptious...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor Visit. Lack of direction given from the temp member of staff on the ticket till. The whole things seems to be half finished. Not helped by the mothers and children in the great hall having a playgroup in front of the film being played...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 413GregS
KKateB, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of the staff team at The Commandery, we are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience during your visit. We have recently been named Best Visitor Attraction by Visit Worcestershire, and have a range of engaging displays and interactive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful staff made our displaying weekend an enjoyable experience, highly recommended house and cafe.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HerefordshireLad
KKateB, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely comments, our staff work really hard so I'll be sure to pass on the message.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In my role as a support worker I visited today for the 2000 years in Worcester event. Four members of our party happen to have significant visual impairments. Prior to the event one of them phoned to ask if they could provide a guide to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KKateB, Manager at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

On behalf of the staff at The Commandery, we regret that you had a negative experience on your visit. We take accessibily very serious at the Commandery and our new exhibits and installations were planned in consultation with New College Worcester, National School for blind...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Being meaning to visit here for some time and wasn't disappointed when we finally managed to go last week. There's no on-site vsiitor parking and as lots of people were in Worcester Christmas shopping it took us a while to park. There is a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KKateB, Exhibition Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you very much for your comments, we're really glad you enjoyed your first visit to The Commandery! The painted room is a favourite of many of our visitors, many of whom discover something new with each repeat visit. The Commandery has a rich and...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

There is, at the rear of the Commandery building, a coffee/tea café that serves all sorts of soft drinks, tea, coffee, cake, snacks etc. There are inside and outside areas to sit, the outside adjacent to the canal and lock. The service is first rate,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KKateB, Exhibition Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely comments - we will pass them on to the café staff, who we know will be delighted that you enjoyed your visit! We hope we will welcome you back again soon - the...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

I thought the exhibitions related to the English Civil War and the history of the building as a medieval hospital were very informative. Good balance for people who are already Civil War enthusiasts and those with a more casual interest. There seemed to be events...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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KKateB, Exhibitions Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for your comments, it's great to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Worcester's civil war. We try to tailor our interpretation of The Commandery's story so that visitors with wide ranging levels of knowledge can enjoy their time here, and hopefully learn...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 302Jon
KKateB, Exhibitions Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

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

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Juliet L
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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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