Welcome to The Commandery

Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the Battle of Worcester 1651.

The Commandery was recently crowned Best Visitor Attraction in Visit Worcestershire’s Awards for Excellence, naming us as one of the very best tourism destinations in the county.

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The Commandery – Worcester is accredited by the Visit England Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme (VAQAS) and has earned the VAQAS mark for the high standard of our museum and visitor experience.

Worcester’s Civil War Story

Discover Worcester’s Civil War Story, an interactive experience that will take you back over 350 years into a murky, conflicted 17th century Worcester of fiery debates. Experience life as a soldier 300 miles from home, test your skills at battle strategy and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell.

Visiting the Commandery

The Commandery is the perfect place for a family day out – get to know your fearsome weapons, get stuck into our interactive displays or become a Commandery explorer with our trail backpacks. The Commandery also has its own gardens and an independent café, Commandery Coffee, which serves delicious home-made food, artisan coffee and loose leaf teas.

Opening Times

DayTimes
Tuesday to Saturday:10:00-17:00
Sunday13:30-17:00

Open February to December. Please note The Commandery is closed for the month of January every year.

Admission

VisitorPrice
Adult£7.00
Adult Season Ticket - Annual Pass£12.00
Children under 5FREE
Children 5-16 years old£3.00
Family Ticket (up to 2 adults & 3 children)£17.00
Worcester Resident - Adult Annual Pass£5.00
Worcester Resident - Family Annual Pass£12.00
Special Group Tours - led by our knowledgeable interpretation team£60.00 per group

Coaches and Parking

There is a drop-off point for coach parties outside the Museum of Royal Worcester, and coach parking available in Croft Road car park. There are two Pay and Display car parks opposite the building on King Street and Commandery Road.

We are pleased to offer free entry to the museum for coach drivers, who can also claim a free £10 voucher from the Worcester Tourist Information Centre in the city centre to spend on food and drink at participating businesses during their day. Visit the Worcester BID website for further information about this offer.

Events

Museums Worcestershire offers a varied programme of activities and events as well as offering the visitor the chance to explore our venues’ fascinating histories.

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Visitor Facilities

The Commandery offers:

  • level access entrance to museum visitors
  • lifts
  • accessible toilet and cafe.
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs are also welcome.
  • Read our Access Statement.

If you require level access entrance to the museum please call 01905 361821 or email commandery@museumsworcestershire.org.uk  and we would be happy to assist you.

Contact

Commandery Shop

The Commandery Shop is located at the front of this charming Grade 1 listed, timber framed building and stocks an excellent range of traditional toys and sweets, books, cards, and gifts to suit all pockets.

For that special gift, also located in the shop is the Craftcase, which shows unique crafts from locals artists and is frequently changed throughout the year.

Access to the shop is from the main street, so if you decide you need that special card or gift you can just pop in at any time during opening hours.

Commandery Coffee

Commandery Coffee is a local, independent artisan coffee shop. Situated within the historic Commandery, along with seats in the beautiful canal-side garden, enjoy artisan coffee, loose leaf teas, and a delicious range of homemade food including gluten free and vegan options.

You can visit by entering through The Commandery or pop by just for a drink via the canal-side entrance.

Open Tues – Sat (10am-5pm) and Sun (1.30-5pm).