The Commandery

The outside of a timber framed building and cobbled courtyard on a sunny day
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Originally built as a monastic hospital, The Commandery boasts over a thousand years of history.

A Royalist Headquarters at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, this stunning complex of buildings with its magnificent timber framed Great Hall, medieval wall paintings, period rooms, peaceful gardens and a unique atmosphere, ensures your visit is one not to forget

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Sacred space, Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1.30pm - 5pm

Admission charges

Free for Worcester City Council tax payers (please make sure that you bring your council Tax bill as proof of residency)

Adult £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Children (5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £13.00.

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Three smiling children holding oak leaves and bowling balls outside a historic building

Oak Apple Day at The Commandery

  • 28 May 2016 10am-5pm
  • 29 May 2016 1:30-5pm

Worcester's historic Commandery will be stepping back almost 400 years to celebrate Oak Apple Day in style on Saturday 28th May (10am – 5pm) and Sunday 29th May (1.30 - 5pm).

Oak Apple Day (traditionally 29 May) commemorates the restoration of Charles II to the throne in May 1660. At The Commandery visitors are invited to discover the meaning of Oak Apple Day and immerse themselves in a 17th century celebration with music, dancing, talks and activities. The Commandery will be festooned with oak leaves as part of the celebrations.

Oak Apple Day is now only commemorated in a few parts of the country. However in the 17th century anyone who failed to wear a sprig of oak risked being pelted with bird's eggs or thrashed with nettles.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free for Worcester City Council tax payers (please make sure that you bring your council Tax bill as proof of residency)

Adult £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Children (5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £13.00.

Website

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/events/event/95/oak_apple_day

The Commandery
Sidbury
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2HU
England

Website

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/1/the_commandery

E-mail

commandery@worcestershire.gov.uk

Telephone

01905 361821

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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