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The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
+44 1905 361821
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The Commandery (with a not-to-miss Café)

Lindsay, me and our friends from New England (Melody and Jeff) will visit Worcester Mass. to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JohnFJAllen
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Rainow, United Kingdom
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An Insight into History

If you know little of the English Civil War the a visit here will improve you knowledge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david m
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Chelmsford, 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 Battle of Worcester 1651. Discover Worcester's Civil War Story, an interactive experience that will take you back over 350 years into a murky, conflicted 17th century Worcester of fiery debates. Experience life as a soldier 300 miles from home, test your skills at battle strategy and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell. The Commandery is the perfect place for a family day out - get to know your fearsome weapons, get stuck into our interactive displays or become a Commandery explorer with our trail backpacks. The Commandery also has its own gardens and an independent cafe, Commandery Coffee, which serves delicious home-made food, artisan coffee and loose leaf teas.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“civil war” (46 reviews)
“audio guide” (38 reviews)
“great hall” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lindsay, me and our friends from New England (Melody and Jeff) will visit Worcester Mass. to see the armour the was sent to them by Worcester UK. PS: the Café was excellent.......you need to promote it more!

Thank JohnFJAllen
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know little of the English Civil War the a visit here will improve you knowledge considerably. I found it fascinating and enlightening.

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

We are very glad that The Commandery could enlighten you on this fascinating topic, thank you for leaving us a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Commandery is located centrally in Worcester, only a 100 metres or so from the famous cathedral and the town centre, and there is a large multi-storey car park nearby. It stands alongside the canal, where there is a nice walk too. The main building...More

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

Thank you for leaving this informative review to let people know about what we offer, we are glad that you are impressed by the thousand years of history that The Commandery has to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in the area for years but never been so thought we would give it a try. It's £5.95 entrance which I think is pretty reasonably priced. There was an reenachment of firing muskets display which was interesting and the commandery was much bigger...More

2  Thank Jo K
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you finally managed to make a visit to The Commandery - thank you for leaving us a review. We constantly hear that the building is bigger than it looks from the outside!

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Went for the Stuart/ Civil War stuff, and stayed for the Medieval painted ceiling. Interesting to find out about all the different functions that the building has had over the centuries. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank mark k
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It certainly is historical! We're really happy to hear that you think we're worth the visit - thanks for leaving a review.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I always make a point of writing very good reviews when deserved! But to be honest this review will unfortunately not do so! We had read very good reviews about the Commandery on TripAdvisor, with lots of great interpretation, interactive displays, headphone commentary and a...More

2  Thank peterwilliams342
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit, it appears that you missed our all of our new content and we are very disappointed to learn that this has happened. We reopened The Commandery at the end of July with our new civil...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

A fascinating building with an excellent display on the civil war period. My grandfather worked at Littlebury Press from 1920 to 1964 when they owned the Commandery. In the mid 1930s he vacated his office overlooking the Worcester-Birmingham canal as it was to be redecorated...More

1  Thank TimCullis
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

What a wonderful connection, thank you so much for sharing it with us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the current displays in the building too.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We enjoyed a visit here without our children last summer, but wouldn't have hurried back with them due to the lack of other interactive information and the emphasis on the audio guides which whilst perfect for me, wouldn't have entertained toddlers! We came for the...More

1  Thank span474
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for leaving us a review about your latest experience at The Commandery, it's very encouraging to hear that the changes that we can worked very hard on have created a better visitor experience. We look forward to welcoming you back as we continue...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Commandery is a jewel in the crown of Worcester's remaiming historic buildings accessible to the public. It played a key role in the 2nd Battle of Worcester in the Civil War. It has very recently been reopened after a major refit and the accent...More

1  Thank Worcester13
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you have seen value in the new Civil War exhibitions and the incredible significance of the Battle of Worcester. Our award winning Interpretation Team are on hand every day to provide workshops and supplementary information...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Walk from Cathedral Square down the hill to the Commandery to learn about the back story of the English Civil War. The Living History volunteers are eager to inform. When you look at the front of the building you will think you can visit this...More

1  Thank hudsdeb
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We're glad to hear that the Worcester Re-enactors inspired you to visit with their fantastic historical knowledge. It's also very interesting to hear that you particularly enjoyed the Parliament room - we hope to see you at the Storming event later this month.

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Juliet L
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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