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The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
44-01905 361821
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Ranked #16 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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Regina, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Hook, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Commandery looks like an old house turned into a local museum. Local it certainly is but the contents would easily repay several visits - one for each period of its history, from mediaeval through Georgian to modern industrial. Audio headsets allow you to select one period or to pick and choose. Highly recommended.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In the heart of the city, right by the canal, sits this gem of a museum. Lovely gardens to explore plus very knowledgeable staff make this a real treat.

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Powick, Worcestershire UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Brilliant place to visit, fascinating to see how a house has changed over time. We went for the Tudor aspect but loved it all and interesting and helpful staff on hand.

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Brampton, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

continued from Diglis basin and up to the Commandery and along to Fowns hotel pleasent end to day out

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I went to the commandery on my own, whilst my husband was on a course and I thought it was great, so much so I took my husband the next day, there are six layers to listen too on the little handsets they give you at the beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed the commentary about the civil war, the Tudor time,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We went to the Commandery on a quiet Sunday afternoon in mid-January, so we were one of only a handful of people there. It worked quite well for us because we could walk through at our own speed, and dip in and out of different eras on the audio guide as we went. Like other people have stated, the rooms... More

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