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.
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Halloween at The Commandery

  • 24 — 31 October 2017

Terrifying Tours
Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th, Sunday 29th and Tuesday 31st October
11am and 2pm (Sunday- 2pm and 3.15pm)
Uncover stories of creepy characters that have been spotted in this 1000 year old building, which has a bloody past, while exploring its many nooks and crannies.
Suitable for adults and ages 11+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Normal admission prices apply.

Victorian Ghost Hunt
Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th & Saturday 28th October
11am and 2pm
Join the Victorian Ghost hunters Florence and Ethel and help them discover who The Commandery spirits are through a series of clues and challenges.
Suitable for ages 5-10 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
£2 per child. Normal admission prices apply. To book a place call 01905 361821

Spooky Family Fun
Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th October, & Tuesday 31st October
• Spooky scavenger hunt. Collect your clue sheet from the shop. (Suitable for the under 5s)
• Haunted selfie sitting room

Suitable for

  • Any age


Usual museum entry rates apply:
- Standard: £5.95
- Concession: £4.95
- Child: Free

Additional £2.00 for children participating in "Victorian Ghost Hunt"


The Commandery




01905 361821

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