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.
Young boy holding hand-made paper ghost

Halloween Happenings

  • 25 — 28 October 2016

Spooky old Worcestershire stories will inspire some ghostly fun and crafts celebrating Halloween past and present.

Craft £2 per child.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

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

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

Website

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/site/scripts/events_info.php?location=The+Commandery

Three people dressed up as surgeon, puritan and veiled witch for Halloween

Puritans and Poppets

  • 29 October 2016 10am-5pm
  • 30 October 2016 1:30-5pm

On All Hallow's Eve, step into the chilling Commandery of the 17th century. Who or what will you discover on your journey?

- Learn about 17th century witches and superstition, and make potion, a poppet and a witch bottle in the 'Potions and Poppets' workshop
- Find witch-markings around the building then design your own evil-averting mark!
- Join one of the Family Ghost Tours to find out about the ghoulish history of The Commandery
- Meet Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General, patrolling the building and gardens for witches

Also, see our Halloween Happenings half term fun days for some spooky creativity!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • Any age

Admission

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

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

Website

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/site/scripts/events_info.php?location=The+Commandery

Three women dressed in historic costume surrounded by traditional Christmas decorations

Fabulous Festivities Across the Ages

  • 26 November 2016 10am-5pm

From Restoration merrymaking to Victorian traditions to WWII austerity, come and revel in our time-travelling Christmas celebrations!

We will have a well-stocked gift shop, costumed characters, traditional games, Father Christmas and plenty of mulled wine.

***Special Offer –10% off in The Commandery Shop on this day only!***

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

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

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

Website

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/site/scripts/events_info.php?location=The+Commandery

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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