The Commandery, Worcester

The Commandery, Worcester

The Commandery, Worcester

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 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.

Commandery Coffee is a local, independent artisan coffee shop. Situated within the historic Commandery, along with seats in the beautiful canal-side garden, enjoy artisan coffee, loose leaf teas, and a delicious range of homemade food including gluten free and vegan options.

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.


  • Worcester Resident Annual Ticket: Individual £5.50 / Family ticket £13
    (please make sure that you bring your City Council tax bill as proof of residency)
  • Adult: £7.50
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Children 5-16 years old: £3.50
  • Family Ticket (up to 2 adults & 3 children): £20.00
  • Annual Season Ticket: Adult: £13.00 / Child: £9 / Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £35


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


The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2HU
01905 361821 Send email Visit website