News release – for immediate release

17 October 2022

Brand-new Escape Room experience opens at The Commandery, Worcester

  • New Escape Room opens at The Commandery, Worcester, Saturday 5 November
  • Booking live now on
  • Commandery Quest has been created by 12Volt: Games Studio who have created escape rooms for the award winning Shepton Mallet and Shrewsbury Prisons, as well as props and interactives for Escape Live’s Horrible Histories experience.

There will be an exciting new way to experience history at Worcester’s Commandery from November when The Commmandery’s brand new Escape Rooms are launched.

Commandery Quest, created by 12Volt: Games Studio, is based on the traditional escape room experience which invites participants to complete a challenge by tackling a series of puzzles against the clock.

The Commandery is in the heart of historic Worcester, just minutes from the High Street, riverside and many pubs and restaurants, with convenient parking opposite in King Street.

Commandery Quest invites teams to explore The Commandery like never before. The Escape Room is based in the Commandery attics which are off the normal visitor route.

The Escape Room story is based around the Commandery’s role as the Royalist Headquarters in the English Civil War. Teams of 2 – 6 players will become museum curators, battling against the clock they will solve a series of puzzles to find Charles II’s lost treasure before infamous thief Arty Snitch catches up with them.

Commandery Events Officer Helen Manning says: “We are so excited to present this Escape Room with a difference – actually set in one of Worcester’s most historic buildings. We look forward to seeing if teams can rise to the challenge and beat Arty Snitch to the treasure.”

The Commandery has recruited special Games Masters to greet teams and help them with their search.
Booking is open now at, or for more information please call The Commandery on 01905 361821.


Notes to Editors

For more information or images please contact Alice Benbow 01905 361821

Image attached – Cracking Commandery Quest

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Available for interview:

  • Helen Manning, Commandery Events Officer, Museums Worcestershire
  • Roddy Nixon, 12Volt: Games Studio
  • Ed Halliday, Games Master, Museums Worcestershire

The Commandery’s History

The Commandery was founded as a monastic hospital around 1085 by Saint Wulfstan, then Bishop of Worcester, to serve the needs of travellers outside the city walls and beautiful wall paintings from the 1500s can be seen on the walls of The Commandery today. Most of the building dates form the late fifteenth century and is of timber framed construction. The Commandery was one of the last monastic institutions to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1540. In 1651 Charles II marched into Worcester and set up his Headquarters in the city, with the commander-in-chief the Duke of Hamilton billeted at The Commandery. The building has also been a quiet family home, a school for the blind, and a printing works.

About Museums Worcestershire

Museums Worcestershire is the joint museum service of Worcester City and Worcestershire County Councils. It comprises three fantastic venues– The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and the Commandery in Worcester.

The collections and exhibitions at our sites are many and varied, covering centuries of the county’s history right up to the present day. Thousands of objects, including the historic buildings themselves, are brought to life through innovative exhibitions and events throughout the year.