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.
Medieval floor tile inspired child's drawing

Uncovering Mysteries

  • 21 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm *on now
  • 22 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 23 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 24 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Become an archaeologist for the day and reveal the secrets of the building through archaeological investigation and recording.

See the medieval floor tiles that were found in the oldest part of the building and decorate your own inspired by our medieval designs! Can you 'Spot the Artefact' during your visit?

Sessions are 11am and 2pm.

You can also explore with our family activity packs for £1.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6


Normal admission (free for all Commandery cardholders and for those who bring evidence that they pay their Council Tax to Worcester City Council. For those outside the city an adult ticket is £5.50 and children £2.50)

Plus £2 per craft activity (suitable for children aged 5+).


The Commandery




01905 361821

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