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.
Two little boys dressing up in civil war armour

The Storming of Fort Royal

  • 26 August 2017 10am-5pm
  • 27 August 2017 1:30-5pm
  • 28 August 2017 10am-5pm

The Commandery presents the Battle of Worcester: The Fight for Fort Royal on the August bank holiday weekend, 2017!

Immerse yourself in a 17th century living history camp, in The Commandery's grounds, evoking the sights, sounds and smells that happened in this very place 350 years ago.

Great fun for all the family - dress up as a soldier, handle a real sword, play old-fashioned children's games and see amazing objects from the past!

See how the ordinary people of Worcester coped as an invading army approached and watch the Scots army crumble as they are defeated on Fort Royal.

During your visit, master tactical techniques, uncover stories of treachery and tragedy and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell in Worcester's Civil War Story, a new interactive experience at The Commandery.

Commandery Coffee is a new independent coffee shop that will be serving artisan coffee, loose leaf teas & a delicious range of homemade food throughout the bank holiday.

August bank holiday weekend - Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August

10am - 5pm (from 1.30pm Sunday)

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Any age


Adults £5.95, Children FREE, Concessions £4.95, Individual annual ticket £10.95


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.