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.
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.
|Tuesday to Saturday:||10:00-17:00*
*Last entrance is one hour before closing.
Open February to December. Please note The Commandery is closed for the month of January every year.
|Adult Season Ticket - Annual Pass||£12.00|
|Children under 5||FREE|
|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.