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.
A visitor to The Commandery examining a musket with a civil war reenactor

Living History at The Commandery

  • 18 — 19 February 2017 10am-5pm

2000 years of history comes to life at The Commandery again for 2017!

Saturday 18th February and Sunday 19th February
(10am - 5pm)

Living History in Worcester is The Commandery's biggest event of the year. More than 200 re-enactors will bring the past to life with living history encampments, military displays, crafts and vintage vehicles in one of Worcester's oldest and most beautiful buildings.

During a weekend full of ancient Greeks, Viking warriors, the two World Wars and much more, learn to wield a pike like a Parliamentarian, receive your rations, and discover forgotten children's games.

Organised by The Commandery in partnership with The Worcester Re-enactors. Living History in Worcester is part of the Love Worcester Heritage Festival; a week of events in heritage venues across the City from 18th - 26th February 2017.

Suitable for

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


Cost: The event is 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.


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.