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.
17th century reenactors firing muskets

Battle of Worcester Weekend - A Civilian's Story

  • 27 — 29 August 2016

How did it feel to be an eye-witness on that fateful day in 1651? Experience life as a civilian during the Battle of Worcester and hear horrifying accounts from the Civil War battlefield.

Who will you meet?

Encounter the 'Notorious Nine', civilians from the time of the Battle of Worcester.

Can you find them all during the weekend? Each civilian has a skill and a story to divulge…

Take a tour with the Royalist City Official
Pitch in with the resident Wylde family to turn out pillagers & plunderers
Pass judgement on the frightful fate of William Guise
Switch sides if you dare! Train with a Parliamentarian spy to help Cromwell's cause
Things to do all day

During the Battle of Worcester weekend visitors can absorb themselves in a living history encampment, enjoy children's games from the past, bring a picnic and stay all day, or enjoy refreshments from the canal-side cafe.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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/events/event/101/battle_of_worcester_weekend_-_a_civilians_story

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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