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The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
+44 1905 361821
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Regular family favourite - especially on special 'history' event days

We have really enjoyed the history event this year, and the 'experiments and explosions' event for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A L
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Worcester, United Kingdom
What a hidden gem! Totally unexpected and well-worth visiting.

My husband chose this and I had no idea what to expect, but what a treat it turned out to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen L
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“civil war” (43 reviews)
“audio tour” (23 reviews)
“great hall” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
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+44 1905 361821
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have really enjoyed the history event this year, and the 'experiments and explosions' event for children over summer half term. We often come on rainy days too.

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

Thank you for leaving us a review - we're glad that you enjoyed our half term activities, we try and do something different every holiday.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband chose this and I had no idea what to expect, but what a treat it turned out to be! Hidden in the Centre of Worcester, is this awesome museum, comprising of a humungous Great Hall, dating back to the 13th Century, and a...More

Thank Karen L
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your delightful review! We do hope that you manage to visit again once our renewed interpretation is in place, and we appreciate you recommending a return visit once this is installed.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Commandary is much bigger than it looks and you can follow one of six periods of history as you walk through the buildings. The civil war history is very interesting and there is a lot of work going on in the museum which makes...More

Thank Richard M
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and review, we look forward to welcoming you back to show you the new displays this summer.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Commandery is a stunning building that has been a part of Worcester since mediaeval times. Most famous for its role during the final battle of the British Civil Wars. When we visited the admission fee was reduced due to contractors working in the building....More

Thank mikecG4850WI
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that your visit was disrupted. Making sure that we don't inconvenience our visitors is very important to us, so we have done all we can to keep the site open while we undergo our improvements. As...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 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...More

Thank Christine D
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 2 May 2017 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...More

Thank jane53England
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Mike B
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 25 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 reviewResponded 27 March 2017

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

Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank John B
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

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...More

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.

Thank John R
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

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

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Juliet L
Where can I now find all the wonderful civil war exhibits that used to be at the Commandery?
25 August 2016|
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Response from Charlie F | 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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