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The Commandery

Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 44-01905 361821
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Ranked #18 of 74 things to do in Worcester
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
84 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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Alcester, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
84 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went with Probus. Deceptively spacious building but you have to use your imagination. Lots of interesting 17th century woodwork and some exhibits.

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Chasetown
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our ghost walk ended here, where we enjoyed a mulled wine to finish the evening. This is a building that most definitely deserves a visit of its own, and we will certainly be doing just that.

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I used to go to The Commandery all the time as a kid/teenager and it was brilliant, the Civil war was brought alive by the court room, battle re-enactment room and all the other models and trinkets of the period. Then about 7 years it was gutted, striped of all its former glory and replaced with an audio tour!!! its... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited with my two small grandsons. The hand held audio machines were good in so much a lot of information was given. The building has lots of rooms and is old, but what a waste of space, Previously we had been and had seen uniforms, fire arms and battle bric-a-brac, but that was all in store and we were... More 

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