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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 441905361821
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A glorious Grade I listed site dating back to the 12th century, The...

A glorious Grade I listed site dating back to the 12th century, The Commandery has had a long and varied history that is reflected in its range of architectural styles from Medieval to Victorian. The Commandery has exciting stories to tell you about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry. Step back in time to catch a glimpse of the lively characters that have inhabited this ancient building during the past seven centuries. Using audio interpretation, The Commandery's long-hidden history comes vividly to life allowing you to explore six chosen periods, enjoying the characters and the atmosphere of the building's colourful past.

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Rich in history and good on value

If you are a casual tourist then you might find the Commandery a bit bland and maybe even boring. The rooms are often bare or have only a few exhibit items on display in them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
William F
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maybe the most boring historic house in England. We had expected to see the history of the English Civil War. What there is there is a series of empty rooms. It is a lovely house but there is nothing in it. There is an audio companion that tells you about 6 different periods of history but if you are like... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a casual tourist then you might find the Commandery a bit bland and maybe even boring. The rooms are often bare or have only a few exhibit items on display in them. If however you love history and exploring the past then this is a visit not to be missed. upon entry you are given an audio... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for your interesting review and feedback, we're very glad to hear that you enjoyed discovering the layers of history at The Commandery, and hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

WORCESTER
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe run by a one woman, slow, stressed doing her best !!! Amateur , overpriced ....do her a favour. Don't go. She will have breakdown if more than one order at a time.

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1 Thank REENWorcester
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your comments on your experience in the cafe. We are sorry to hear that you didn't find the service that you were expecting, and we will pass on your comments to the catering team. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, what can one say. This is a superb place to visit. It has been six different buildings in its history, ranging from a monastic hospital to a print works and all the six "lives" of the building are covered by the audio commentary on the handheld device, the visitor just chooses which one you want to listen to as... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

What a wonderful review - we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

London
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were impressed with the clever way this exhibit has been organised. It is essentially a walk through architectural history. There are several buildings that form one dwelling. Each building is sparsely furnished but the audio tour allows you to choose from a number of different periods in the building's history. You can discover what the building was used for... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed exploring this beautiful building, and the children's activities that we have throughout the summer. More 

Aberystwyth
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73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Commander evidently has a rich history but we found the multiplicity of audio choices confusing and not giving enough of the 'boring' information. It may be there but I didn't find out when the great hall was built nor why there were two styles of floor tiles. We would have liked to come back but would not have paid... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. The Commandery is currently undergoing some exciting developments, including offering our visitors much more accessible and varied interpretation in the future. Keep an eye on our website for information about the new changes. Our learning team has also developed talks and demonstrations for visitors, and we will look into why... More 

Cheltenham
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Commandery is a series of linked buildings built at various times throughout the centuries. The audio guides are so informative as several different periods of history can be accessed in each of the rooms etc., ranging from the 13th up to the 20th centuries. This in itself makes one feel that the museum can me visited several times, concentrating... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments, we are very fortunate to have visitors that like to visit time and time again. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been years since I visited. Much improved, despite my dislike of new tech listening devices. Lovely building and the set up is great to get a better understanding of our history and culture thru though the ages. At the time we visited, the website is appalling and tells you nothing useful.

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Thank MartinG1960
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to visit The Commandery, we hope to see you visit again in the future. More 

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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The Commandery is a great little slice of life in Worcester through the ages. you're able to walk around and see this lovely old building pretty much as it was in the days of the civil war. There is very often something going on to entertain people through the summer with different teamed weekends. Well worth a couple of hours... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

What a lovely review - we are glad that you find The Commandery a beautiful & entertaining place to visit during the summer. More 

London
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304 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Well, there’s so much history in this collection of rambling historic buildings. We were there a couple of hours and we just focused on the Civil War period; there are another 5 time lines covered on the audio trail. The audio trail and technology was excellent. Each room has a number which you enter on your handpiece, followed by 1-6... More 

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at The Commandery, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review, the Civil War history of The Commandery is a very popular aspect among our visitors. More 

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