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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 44-01905 361821
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Audio guided tour of a very interesting building

The building, or at least part of it, once was the monastery hospital, and from that time still remain the great hall, and parts of the cells/rooms were the sick would stay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Katrien S
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The building, or at least part of it, once was the monastery hospital, and from that time still remain the great hall, and parts of the cells/rooms were the sick would stay. highlights are the great hall and the medieval wall paintings and some remaining embroidered textile. It was later used as a guesthouse, the reason it was not demolished... More 

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Essex UK
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92 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have never experienced an audio guide like the ones at The Commandery, from which you can choose the time in which to imagine the building from medieval times to a print works in the 1950s, by way of Tudor merchant's home. Yes, the building is, mostly, empty, and it is very large. So there is plenty of space in... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great museum and really good audio tours from our brief impression of them. Unfortunately the Easter hunt for the kids spoiled it for us to be honest. One of the kids did the easy one, the other did the harder one. After initially listening to the audio tour and exploring the museum for a few minutes, we realised that if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went today with my boyfriend, sister and her fiancé. Was absolutely brilliant! I've been meaning to go since I moved to Worcester (2 years ago) and finally got around to it today. Definitely don't be put off by the outside, it's hard to believe how big it is! There's 35 rooms to walk around with the audio tour. Most of... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Recently went to this attraction to a reenactment. This place is great. Had a great tour guide called Mat (although he left there some time ago!) he was full if amazing facts and fiction of the building, the surroundings and just about anything royal and war!! There are lifts for the less able and facilities to help. Definitely recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

well if u enjoy parading through empty rooms....have fun....its a totally mundane experience that left me thoroughly bored after 5 mins. walking around listening to some dreary voiced person talk whilst being asked to try and imagine the rooms in their former glory is not my idea of a historic review of what would be a great experience if they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Where to start ?? Entrance warm and welcoming staff warm and welcoming !! Very helpful and knowledgeable!! The tudor hall is a must see with the minstrels gallery and the beems a walk around the other rooms you is a mix of life from tuder to modern times !! The two lefts get you two most parts and the gardens... More 

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Devon
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43 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The building doesn't look that grand from the street, but once inside it opens up into a courtyard with three ranges of buildings and gardens beyond. There is a lot to see. There is an audio guide that takes you around the building and tries to give an impression of what it would have been like in the past. There... More 

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Somerset
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Don't be put off by mininal frontage, but behind the door is a treasure trove of old buildings. These buildings mediaeval through to Georgian brought to life by a brilliant audio guide system that let's you choose which period of history. Choices were mediaeval, Tudor, Civil War, Victorian as a blind school or a printing works. Abosulutely fascinating visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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125 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The history of this building is fascinating, but to understand it you must listen to 6 different accounts on an audio guide, as little else is clearly presented. As audio guides tend to tell personal stories much is lost for those without a day to spare.

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