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The Commandery

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Location iconWorcester
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Men demonstration of English Civil War at The Commandery in Worcester

Attraction Information

Dating back to the 12th century, The Commandery, a glorious Grade I listed site was once known as St Wulfstan's Hospital. During the English Civil War The Commandery was the battle headquarters for the Royalist army of Charles II during the decisive Battle of Worcester. It has changed owners many times over the past seven centuries, and has exciting stories to tell you and your family about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry.

When you visit, you may enjoy attending one of the short talks with demonstrations which include Medieval medicine and Civil War weaponry. You could even get dressed up as a pikeman! You can also delve into the age of the Georgians, explore the characters and stories of the era, see historic artwork and Georgian costume in the exhibition "The Georgians - the Pride and the Prejudice". There are historically themed workshops every school holiday too. There is a full programme of activities and events throughout the year when The Commandery gets brought to life with characters from the past, costume, living history camps and themed games – make sure you check the website to find out about the next one!

You can also wander the beautiful Commandery gardens which include an herb garden growing Medieval herbs, and the tranquil canal-side gardens of 'Commandery Co\0ffee' café, which are a perfect spot to watch the boats go by over a hot chocolate or soft drink. There is so much to explore at The Commandery, visit today!

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00 (Bank holidays only)
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

Seasonal opening dates:
1st February - 31st December 


General Admission
Adults £7.75
Children (aged 5-16) £3.60
Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £22 Under 5s go free

Season tickets available
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Phone number

01905 361821


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