Schools at The Commandery

School Activities from Across the Centuries

“Great experience for the children. Educational, exciting and brilliant value for money.” KS2 teacher

The Commandery is the perfect place to bring local and national history to life. It is the very place where, in 1651, the decisive battle at the end of the civil war took place, ending the rule of the monarchy in England.

The Commandery offers a whole host of hands-on activities and workshops for all ages. Young learners can discover what life was like during Tudor times and explore the arms & armour used during the English Civil Wars. Also, groups can enjoy a hosted walk around the city and, using historic maps of Worcester, discuss the events of the battle and its impact upon local and national history.

We offer the following topics for schools. Please bear in mind that these sessions are guidelines but can be adapted to suit your pupils’ ages and SEN requirements or to suit your educational programme.

Plan Your School Visit

Prices

  • School Visit incl. Performance: £6.00
  • School Visit incl. Children’s Activity Workshop: £4.50

Resource Centre:

During your visit the group will be based within the Commandery Resource Centre. The Resource Centre is equipped with chairs, tables, AV equipment etc., and can be used to store coats, bags and lunch.

What to Wear:

Your visit to the Commandery may include time spent outside; the site is a medieval building and can be cold. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately and wear sensible shoes.

Toilets:

Toilets are provided within the building and are shared with other visitors to the museum. Please ensure your children are supervised when visiting these facilities.

Picnic Areas:

The Commandery gardens are available for picnics and break time.

Parking:

A mini bus parking bay is available in The Commandery grounds. By prior request. Coach Parking: A coach drop off point is available. Please contact the Booking Office for further details.

Gift Shop:

We are delighted to welcome school groups to The Commandery gift shop. A range of souvenirs and topic related gifts are available.

Special Educational Needs:

We are happy to tailor all visits and activities for S.E.N. groups. Please discuss your requirements at the time of booking. The Commandery is wheelchair accessible and an adapted toilet is available.

Plan Your Visit

Contact The Commandery to check availability on your preferred date, we can provide an outline of admission and activity costs, as well as details of the workshops on offer. Free preliminary visits for teachers are available and highly recommended.

You can find out more about the museum, general facilities, accessibility and directions on our visit us page.

How to book

For more information, to discuss or make a booking at The Commandery, contact us on 01905 361821 or email commandery@worcester.gov.uk. See our full location details.