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The Commandery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fascinating little place

Being meaning to visit here for some time and wasn't disappointed when we finally managed to go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RichSutton
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit , especially for English Civil War enthusiasts

I thought the exhibitions related to the English Civil War and the history of the building as a... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
nozemuk
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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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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Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being meaning to visit here for some time and wasn't disappointed when we finally managed to go last week. There's no on-site vsiitor parking and as lots of people were in Worcester Christmas shopping it took us a while to park. There is a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KKateB, Exhibition Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments, we're really glad you enjoyed your first visit to The Commandery! The painted room is a favourite of many of our visitors, many of whom discover something new with each repeat visit. The Commandery has a rich and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is, at the rear of the Commandery building, a coffee/tea café that serves all sorts of soft drinks, tea, coffee, cake, snacks etc. There are inside and outside areas to sit, the outside adjacent to the canal and lock. The service is first rate,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KKateB, Exhibition Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely comments - we will pass them on to the café staff, who we know will be delighted that you enjoyed your visit! We hope we will welcome you back again soon - the...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

I thought the exhibitions related to the English Civil War and the history of the building as a medieval hospital were very informative. Good balance for people who are already Civil War enthusiasts and those with a more casual interest. There seemed to be events...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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KKateB, Exhibitions Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for your comments, it's great to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Worcester's civil war. We try to tailor our interpretation of The Commandery's story so that visitors with wide ranging levels of knowledge can enjoy their time here, and hopefully learn...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Went when there was an enactment going on with people dressed as Cavaliers & Roundheads. Very authentic costumes, musketry and weapons. Beer was very good and most welcome on a hot day.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KKateB, Exhibitions Administrator at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for your comments - we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to experience some fantastic re-enactment. It is people that really help to bring the history of the site to life. We are excited for our upcoming Living History event...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Anyone wanting to understand Worcester’s important role in the Civil War should visit. The building has incredible history in itself, if only walls could talk! The talk by Jo was informative and she obviously enjoys this part of history. There are good old fashioned things...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback, we're really pleased that you enjoyed the building and one of our daily talks. It's good to hear that all the family were able to engage with the history of The Commandery -...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting The Commandery and learning about the history behind the building. Very knowledgable and enthusiastic staff.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely comments and the five star review - we're really glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Commandery. The staff here love bringing the history of this wonderful building to life for our visitors -...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We ended up choosing Worcester for a weekend break without any real understanding of how the town has played such an interesting part in English history. The visit to the Commandery changed that with a really interesting visit to the historic building that introduces much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, we’re really pleased that you were able to enjoy a visit to The Commandery during your trip! Whilst the role of the building during the civil war is explored at length throughout the museum, we are also keen to...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Learnt a lot about the civil war. Found the film at the beginning a little confusing but understood it at the end of the visit. We didn't hear the talk. There were not many people in the museum.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your comments, we’re glad that you enjoyed learning more about Worcester’s civil war. We hope you will be tempted to return and enjoy one of our daily talks, which help many visitors to engage further with the history of the site. Our...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely 90 minutes here. Interesting museaum - and a brilliant talk too on weaponary which interested our teenagers. Lovely location by the canal (with a good cafe). Definitely worth a visitMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such positive comments, we’re really glad you enjoyed your recent visit to The Commandery! Its great to hear that the whole family was able to enjoy the history and the location of the museum -...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Learnt a lot about the Civil War and the map is essential as it's a big site. Do motions mediaeval tapestry and painted room. When coming from town the entrance is on further side of building. It is not well signpisted.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit, it is great to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Worcester's civil war. We're glad that you found our site map useful - The Commandery is a warren of surprises! The many rooms here reveal...More

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Juliet L
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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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