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.
The Sealed Knot representing the Scottish Army in the English Civil War

Worcester's Civil War Story - Opening Weekend

  • 29 — 30 July 2017 10am-5pm

Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 July (10am - 5pm)

Step into the dramatic debate between Royalist and Parliamentarian beliefs at The Commandery, the former Royalist battle headquarters. See weapons straight from the battlefield, read evocative letters, test your strategic skills in the battle room and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell.

During the opening weekend, walk through the majestic Commandery gates and meet Civil War soldiers from the UK's oldest re-enactment society The Sealed Knot with a living history camp that provides a glimpse into life in the midst of the Civil War.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • Any age


Entry prices:
- Adults £5.95 (£4.95*)
- Children go FREE
- Season Ticket (annual) £10.95 (£9.95*)
- A Worcester Residents' Annual Pass is just £5**

*Concession & Students (17+) prices
**Please bring your Council Tax bill as proof of residency to quality for a £5 ticket

Avoid the queues!
Local residents can avoid the queues on the opening weekend by booking early! Sign up for your residents' ticket from Saturday 1st July.
(Tickets bought early will be valid for a year from the opening of the exhibition – 29/07/2018).


The Commandery




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.