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The Commandery

Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 44-01905 361821
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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79 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
83 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You get a choice on which the six parts of the historyof the building you prefer to listen to on the audible programme - I can recommend the Civil War, so interesting and it still took over three hours to complete! I think this is one of the best attractions in Worcester but take your coat as there is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I'd never heard of this place before passing it accidentally as it was by my hotel. There is too much here for just one visit, and has lots to appeal to people with different interests and ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My parents hired one of their rooms for their 50th Wedding Anniversary party. The staff were soooo lovely and couldn't do enough for us all. We had access all day, and they were asking us all the time, " is there anything you need?" They even offered to wash up our plates etc. They let us borrow their glasses which... More 

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