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The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
44-01905 361821
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Ranked #18 of 33 Attractions in Worcester
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: Actually called "The Commandery" as it is no longer a Cilvil War Centre, instead visitors can learn the history of this incredible building. The... more »
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

At £5.50 per person this is an expensive audio tour not much to see very few actual exhibits we were very lucky they had just completed a reenactment of the last battle of the civil war so we did meet some lovely gentleman in costume.

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Full of history and the most beautiful garden in Worcester. It hosted a performance of Midsummer Nights Dream by the local repertory group and never a better setting could there have been. A wonderful place

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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224 reviews 224 reviews
83 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I have visited many times and always choose the civil war period for my tour but today while visiting the Vesta Tolley exhibition I noticed the mediaeval wall paintings in an adjoining room and had a closer look they are truly amazing and I am now going back to do the audio tour of when it was a monastic building... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I found this an ok day out as we didn't pay much but we found there wasn't much there at all. I wouldn't go back for a while but it would be ok who simply love the building and a little history

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Having visited The Commandery in Worcester on a number of occasions this was the first time for the audio tour. Really worthwhile and we could have stayed all day. You can choose any one of 6 levels, with each a period in time which means you can tour the building 6 times each with a different story. The narrator was... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I hadn't visited here for a number of years and as a supporter of Oliver Cromwell this was my favourite place. However on arrival it was clear that serious changes had taken place which was a shame as I had been trying to follow up the civil war story with my granddaughter after we visited Warwick castle. I discussed my... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were first through the door having arrived 30 minutes too early and then taken the time to explore around the immediate area beforehand. The canal walk is great and takes you around the back into the gardens where I took the photo. The museum comprises of a range of buildings linked by a Tudor hall. Clearly there have been... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lovely historical building nice activities for the children to do all for free if you pay council tax in worcester.

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Regina, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Although displays were being changed and a new system of guidance being put in, this museum was well laid out, staffed with knowledgeable and friendly people and worth seeing. The building itself has been used for many things over the years, so is steeped in history in every room.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a brilliant idea for an historic building, everything is done with an audio tour but as the building has been re-used for several important phases of history there are several tours to choose from all of which are accessible at any point from the hand held audio guide. Worth at least one trip if not several to do... More

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