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The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
+44 1905 361821
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completely amazing!

so much to see and do behind the walls of this building. once again the staff are dedicated to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary M
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
Family day out

I took my daughter 9 an son 14 to find out about some of the history of Worcester I thought we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith K
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“civil war”(50 reviews)
“audio guide”(38 reviews)
“final battle”(5 reviews)
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Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
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+44 1905 361821
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Reviewed 2 days ago

so much to see and do behind the walls of this building. once again the staff are dedicated to their environment and to ensuring all their visitors regardless of age can enjoy and learn all about the importance of this building, not just on one...More

Thank Mary M
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for leaving us this dazzling review - we will make sure that we pass your comments onto our staff, who work very hard to bring visitors the best experience possible.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter 9 an son 14 to find out about some of the history of Worcester I thought we where only going to be there about an hour max thinking it was just a small place but when we got there we where...More

Thank Keith K
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very positive review - we're so happy to hear that the whole family wants to visit again soon! We are frequently told that the site is surprisingly 'bigger on the inside', and we're also always working on updating the exhibition in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely old building has seen a lot a changes throughout the centuries. It's history is well documented in an audio-visual presentation in one of the rooms. It is probably best known for being the command post for the royalist forces in Worcester during the...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback, we're glad that you enjoyed our new exhibition, Worcester's Civil War Story and will make the interpretation team aware of your comments. We also host regular events with living history and re-enactors, which are an ideal time...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We're new to Worcester and wanted to learn a bit more about the area, so after recommendations an afternoon at the Commandary was decided. It was quite quiet with only a few people around but what a little gem of a place it is, would...More

Thank IsobelJames
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to describe your afternoon - we're very glad to hear that you found The Commandery the perfect place for a day out! Our guides' knowledge is second to none, and we will pass on the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I had known the outside of The Commandery for about 70 years but had never had a tour inside. Don't wait that long - go now!!. There is a wonderful calm atmosphere - we went there on a Friday afternoon - on my 82nd birthday....More

Thank sinclairselections
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

How wonderful to hear that you were able to make a visit after knowing about The Commandery for 70 years. We're very pleased to hear that it lived up to your expectations, and hope that you make us another visit soon!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Really interesting attraction, well laid out, informative and easy to stroll through and learn as you go. Fully accessible and lots if interactive features for kids. Lovely gift shop and helpful friendly staff. Well worth a visit! Ps the ginger wine is yum!

Thank Pat M
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for leaving this enthusiastic review - the ginger wine is well-known for winning over our visitors! We're glad to hear that you were impressed by the building's accessibility and variety of displays.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Came here to have a look around was impressed with the items they had displayed a lot of Informative Information offered, beautiful building and gardens staff were friendly and helpful had a good day.

Thank jessreed20
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review of your visit - we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful items that we have on display from The Commandery's history

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

But also a fascinating insight into the life of a building which has been a hospital, a tudor home, the headquarters of the Royalists in the Civil War, and a school for blind children. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams visited the site of the final...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We're glad that you enjoyed the multiple layers of The Commandery's fascinating history, and we agree that Commandery Coffee's coffee and cakes are the best in town! They would be delighted if you had time to leave a review on their own Tripadvisor page. Thank...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

At the weekend (February 17th/18th 2018) we went to the Commandery to deliver some items for 2 of the re-enactors who were appearing there. We should also have been part of the event but unfortunately like with a lot of us work got in the...More

Thank Jeni P
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a delightful review despite the fact that you couldn't join us for our Living History weekend. We hope that you can join us for one of our events in the future.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Worcester it’s worth a visit but don’t expect a lot. It’s a building of very significant historical interest with a rather random exhibition. It was really difficult to follow the history of events and the battle.More

Thank Steven L
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for way to improve our exhibitions and if it appears random or unclear then we would like to do all we can to add content and improve the experience of our visitors. The exhibition gives an...More

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Juliet L
24 August 2016|
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Response from Charlie F | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback. The English Civil War has always played an important role on our work at the Commandery. Items that you have seen previously were on temporary loans, but we are currently working on new... More
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