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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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
70 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Commandery encapsulates the history of Worcester. A brilliant audio guide interprets clearly the complicated history of this unique survival: first as a monastic building dating from the early 12th century; then as the house of a major Tudor merchant; then, in the Civil War, the headquarters of the army of Charles II; later extended as a large family home... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love coming here, its such a lovely building and the river tea room staff are lovely. I just wish it had more for children to do.

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