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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: +44 1905 361821
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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A real tourist magnet

Full to the brim with incredible information, personalities and great exhibits. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Worcester City centre

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle W
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge, evocative historic building, with many interesting features, but let down by one of the most dumbed-down, silly and patronising audio guides I've ever listened to. The museum is crying out for high-quality visual information, particularly about the Civil War. As Worcester and this building played such an important part in the Civil War, surely this should be highlighted.... More 

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Thank 183cathy
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review of your visit, we are glad to hear that you were impressed by the atmospheric building itself. We are very excited to be in the process of developing a new experience called 'Worcester's Civil War Story', which we are hoping to open in summer 2017. This will be the high-quality visual experience, packed... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full to the brim with incredible information, personalities and great exhibits. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Worcester City centre

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

Thank you for taking time to leave us some feedback - we are delighted that you feel so passionate about your visit, and look forward to welcoming you back next year, when we will be opening a brand new exhibition for visitors. More 

Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good day out but i wish there was moor in the rooms if people don't want to use the audio tour free to people who live in worcester

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

Thank you for leaving us some feedback about your visit. We're glad that you enjoyed your day out and took time to visit The Commandery. We're pleased to be able to share with you that we are in the process of redeveloping the Civil War story in the building, and next year will have open a brand new interactive experience... More 

Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 different levels of audio tour for each room. Want to know about the Civil War period? It's there. The school for the blind? There also. The printing Works? It's there also. Plus more. A great innovation that took my wife and I all afternoon to go around and it helped us see the many different uses of the house... More 

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

Thank you for your review - we are very pleased to hear that your visit to The Commandery was worthwhile, and we look forward to bringing our visitors more interactive exhibits about the Civil War period of the story next year. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has 5 or 6 different periods of history recorded for visitors to listen. We were here for about 2 hours and just did one of the periods. There were school groups here, but the layout of the tour allows for people to move at their own speed and avoid crowds. They do a very good job of interpreting... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of your experience. We are very pleased to hear that we take people back in time into The Commandery's multi-layered history. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Worcester born and bred so love hearing all about the history of the place and there is so much! Even better as it's free to worcester residents

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

Thanks for your lovely review! We are in the process of designing new and exciting exhibitions which focus even more on Worcester's fascinating civil war history, to open next year. More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe the most boring historic house in England. We had expected to see the history of the English Civil War. What there is there is a series of empty rooms. It is a lovely house but there is nothing in it. There is an audio companion that tells you about 6 different periods of history but if you are like... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We are pleased to announce that we are developing exciting new exhibition plans for the Commandery. 2015 and 2016 saw and an entirely Civil War themed Events Programme and a successful series of talks and tours. The Civil War will play a significant role in... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you are a casual tourist then you might find the Commandery a bit bland and maybe even boring. The rooms are often bare or have only a few exhibit items on display in them. If however you love history and exploring the past then this is a visit not to be missed. upon entry you are given an audio... More 

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

Thank you for your interesting review and feedback, we're very glad to hear that you enjoyed discovering the layers of history at The Commandery, and hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

WORCESTER
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Cafe run by a one woman, slow, stressed doing her best !!! Amateur , overpriced ....do her a favour. Don't go. She will have breakdown if more than one order at a time.

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

Thank you for leaving your comments on your experience in the cafe. We are sorry to hear that you didn't find the service that you were expecting, and we will pass on your comments to the catering team. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Well, what can one say. This is a superb place to visit. It has been six different buildings in its history, ranging from a monastic hospital to a print works and all the six "lives" of the building are covered by the audio commentary on the handheld device, the visitor just chooses which one you want to listen to as... More 

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

What a wonderful review - we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

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