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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 44-01905 361821
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Have plenty of time

Best thing here is the painted room - medieval paintings. You need several hours to to the whole building justice but don't miss these paintings if you have not got long. I found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Keith W
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Nottingham, UK
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92 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place is huge and occupies a large footprint. The unique feature about this museum (in my experience) was that you can choose what period to learn about as you move between rooms using the hand help commentary. This means you could probably have 6 different experiences in the same visit if you had the time. I was interested in... More 

Thank Mikinblack
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Excellent museum. Having been many things over the years each room has an audio description of what has happened in that particular room, very interesting and different. Knowledgeable staff to help out if required.

Thank Nannydorset
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a lovely attraction, that tells the story of the civi war in Worcester. I always visit this place when I get the chance to come to Worcester. It great vaule for money and it a great little gem of Worcester.

Thank AMG1989
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Best thing here is the painted room - medieval paintings. You need several hours to to the whole building justice but don't miss these paintings if you have not got long. I found the audio guides to be too time consuming - too much in the way of special effects and actors voices which hid the hard information. I much... More 

Thank Keith W
Zurich, Switzerland
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The commandery is an interesting museum. The visitor has the choice of 6 different history periods to follow on the audio guide while exploring the rooms. I followed the civil war comments which were well done and which tried to simulate the atmosphere during the day of the battle of Worcester.

Thank ClausS550
Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Having an hour to spare while visiting Worcester, I took my history-grad son into the Commandery as I remember it being such a good museum many years ago. I also wanted to brush up on local families and dates of the battles in and around Worcester. There is a lovely sculpture of helmets and pikes on the bridge outside the... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I had a very enjoyable visit to the commanders. I was greeted by the most charming lady who clearly loved her work. I enjoyed the guided digital tour .

Thank Kevin R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Wow! This local authority run history experience puts others to shame. It's audio tour offers multiple timelines and has a narrator who neither patronises nor showers you with hammy enthusiasm. The history of the building is shared in an informative and positive way. Even the English Civil War enthusiast will learn something new and those who know very little will... More 

Thank Bloomsbury82
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I recently visited the Commandery to find out more about the English Civil War. I was surprised, pleasantly I might add, to find that the history covered extends beyond the Civil War itself and one can follow history trails around the house through multiple time lines, from its origins as a monastic hospital, through the Tudor and Civil War periods,... More 

Thank Julwis
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a creative and informative tour of the past. You can even choose a time period to explore as you follow an audio tour of the grounds. This location is rich in history and well worth the time!

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