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The Commandery

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A lot to see

Learnt a lot about the Civil War and the map is essential as it's a big site. Do motions mediaeval... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John W
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Croydon, United Kingdom
Don’t miss the talk!

As we arrived, the talk on armaments by Alex was just starting. And it was fantastic! What an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard G
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Worcester, 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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+44 1905 361821
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

As we arrived, the talk on armaments by Alex was just starting. And it was fantastic! What an enuthiastic, knowledgable young man he is. Totally engaging, and obvious that he’d loved history. After the talk, he mentioned that we should go to the painted room,...More

Thank Richard G
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we're really glad that you enjoyed your visit! Museums Worcestershire staff are passionate and enthusiastic about communicating Worcester's past - Alex and all of The Commandery staff hope that they can bring Worcester's Civil War to life...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read that this visitor attraction had been upgraded perhaps we had too high an expectation for our entrance fee. Our visit to The Commandery was disappointing. We had expected from the advertising leaflet that we would spend several hours. However, we were there for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a couple we have spent many years touring historic places after indulging in a coffee and cake in the on-site café. With this in mind we visited the Commandery in Worcester on one of the Heritage Open Days after reading on the website that...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer, The Commandery at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments, feedback is always useful to us and helps us inform and improve our customer experience. We have passed on your comments to the Manager of the Café who we know will be mortified to know you had an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And well deserved! There is something for everyone. A really clever visual history video to watch before you look around taking you through the major historical periods of the house. It was most impressive because the voice over was minimal, to the point and used...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer, The Commandery at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We will pass your comments on to the team involved in the development of the displays and gift shop, where we know they will be appreciated.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although an interesting visit the site map was somewhat confusing, which was confirmed by the reception. Having said that an enjoyable visit.

Thank Rog54
Charlie F, Marketing Officer, The Commandery at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback on your visit. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable visit, and your feedback regarding the site map will be helpful for future improvements to the visitor experience.

Reviewed September 9, 2018

As a Worcester resident for the last 20 years, I have been meaning to visit Commandery for years. This weekend, I finally got around to it. Can't work out whether I was disappointed or not! Undoubtedly there are some interesting things to see and read....More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer, The Commandery at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback, all reviews are welcomed in our aim to continuously improve our visit experience. We are pleased to hear that you liked the new Civil War Story exhibition, this was relaunched last year thanks to a...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Great museum, some really good exhibits on the civil war and about the history of the building. Not so easy if you have difficulty getting around, although there are lifts. The cafe was fantastic, great food and very friendly staff. Would definitely go there again...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for the great review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. We've worked hard to make sure that this very old Grade I listed building is as accessible as possible, so our new Civil War exhibition has...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Worth a visit to see all artefacts and information. Lovely tea shop behind with home cooked produce . In a lovely setting on the canal, nice to see boats passing by.More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer, The Commandery, Sidbury at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the five star review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit and seeing our exhibitions. We also love having an independent coffee shop as part of the visit, Commandery Coffee is well worth a visit at any time of...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

On a rather wet bank holiday we ventured into Worcester and a lit bit of googling found this venue. Just brilliant. For a nominal fee my 10 year old daughter took up the children’s challenge and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially (and for much of our...More

Thank Jill G
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review, we're so glad to hear that you found us to be the perfect rainy day outing! We hope to see you again in the future

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Juliet L
August 24, 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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