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The Commandery, Worcester


Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800-year history, at The Commandery, Worcester.

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 Battle of Worcester 1651.

Discover Worcester’s Civil War Story, an interactive experience that will take you back over 350 years into a murky, conflicted 17th century Worcester of fiery debates. Experience life as a soldier 300 miles from home, test your skills at battle strategy and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell.

The Commandery is the perfect place for a family day out – get to know your fearsome weapons, get stuck into our historic displays or become a Commandery explorer in our gardens.

The gardens look out onto Fort Royal Park, so why not combine the two for a great day out? Follow the Fort Royal Memory Trail and watch the videos by scanning QR codes hidden around the park.

Worcester’s Civil War Story – Fantastic Family Fun

Activities for Children:

Keep an eye on out The Commandery website for what’s coming up each school holiday – there’s a whole host of sensory activities, terrific trails and stupendous events each year. There’s also plenty of outdoor spaces to have a run around – make sure you try out the messy ‘mud kitchen’ in the enclosed gardens.

Then enjoy a hot chocolate or babyccino in the canal-side café and find plenty of pocket-money priced things in the gift shop.


The Commandery is located in Worcester City centre just three minutes’ walk from the Cathedral and the High Street on the main A44.

Opening Times:

The Commandery is open February – December (closed January)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 3pm
Closed Mondays, except for bank holidays

Last entrance is one hour before closing

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