Project Description

Discover Worcester’s Civil War Story through an interactive experience at The Commandery

The Civil War City

Worcester witnessed the opening and closing battles of the Civil War, ending in a final clash between Royalists and Parliamentarians in the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The Commandery served as battle headquarters for the Royalist army and their defeat is a defining moment in the evolution of modern day democracy.

An Immersive Experience

The Commandery’s interactive experience takes you back 350 years into a murky, conflicted 17th century Worcester of fiery debates, gunpowder and dank city streets.

Master tactical techniques with the battlefield strategy interactive and uncover the stories of families torn apart by war. Meet countless characters on the journey, coming face to face with the formidable Oliver Cromwell and learn about the visit of future US Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to Worcester in 1786.

Behind the Scenes: developing the Civil War Story

The Civil War Story was opened in 2017. Find out more about the development of this new and exciting series of displays and how it came to be.