Visit The Commandery all year with a Worcester Residents’ Pass

Worcester residents can celebrate The Commandery’s history with the Worcester Resident Pass – visit through the year from only £7.95.

The Commandery has seen a thousand years of Worcester’s history unfold and has always been there for the people of Worcester as a place of shelter or learning.

From its beginnings as a monastic hospital and becoming the Royalist battle headquarters in the English Civil War to being the home of a school for the blind in the Victorian era, The Commandery has played a vital role in the city.

Worcester residents can celebrate its history with a Worcester Residents’ Pass which allows admission to the historic building and gardens in the heart of the city through the year from only £7.95.

Enjoy a year of visits, events and family fun

The Commandery hosts fantastic events through every season including Living History weekends, medieval celebrations and the traditional spring celebration Oak Apple Day – bringing its rich history to life for families and adults alike. 

Step back in time to explore tales of treason, treachery and tragedy in one of Worcester’s oldest and most beautiful buildings.

The Residents’ Pass is perfect for families to enjoy activities and days out with the children come rain or shine. The gardens are the perfect place for a picnic, to lounge in the sunshine, to run off some energy, or enjoy a coffee and cake at the canal-side café, Commandery Coffee.

Rainy days need not be a worry as there is so much to keep younger visitors entertained inside. Discover your regiment in the Civil War Story exhibition and find out how brother fought brother in the last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Worcester 1651. Travel back to medieval times in the Painted Chamber and learn about medicines and treatments from the past.

There are family craft activities during school holidays – a small charge may apply for craft sessions, but your pass gives you free entry to The Commandery, so you can enjoy a great day out!

Use your Worcester Residents’ Pass out and about in the city…

Visit The Commandery’s neighbour Museum of Royal Worcester – Worcester Residents’ Pass holders enjoy a discount on single adult admission tickets, £6.15 (adult) or £5.75 (concession). Just show your pass when you visit the museum or mention it when you book.

Pikes and Porcelain, The Commandery and Museum of Royal Worcester.

Show your card to get a 10% discount at Plantamamita, a beautiful plant shop in the heart of Worcester. Find Plantamamita at the market on the High Street every other Saturday too – show your pass and enjoy your new plants!

How do I get a Residents’ Pass?

Residents’ passes are available for anyone who pays their council tax to Worcester City Council.

Individual pass: £7.95.

Family pass: £21. Includes up to 2 adults and 3 children. Children under 5 are free.

For fun for a whole year for as little as £7.95, pop into The Commandery to sign up or call 01905 361821 for more details. Please bring your Council Tax bill with you when signing up as proof of residency.

You can also download the application form and complete it in advance.

  1. Your ticket is valid for a period of one year from the date of purchase, and allows access during normal opening hours.
  2. Your ticket is non-refundable and non-transferable (named cardholder may be asked to show ID).
  3. Your ticket must be presented at the start of each visit.
  4. If your ticket is damaged we will replace it for free on presentation of the damaged ticket. Lost tickets will not be replaced, a new ticket will need to be purchased.
  5. Ticket holders names and contact details will be held by Museums Worcestershire to provide relevant and timely information, news and offers relating to the Museum Service.  By signing up to our marketing communication, we will contact you about Museums Worcestershire events and activities including The Commandery, Hartlebury Castle and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
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  7. A Family Season Ticket admits 2 adults and up to 3 children.
  8. Season Tickets do not include access to special ticketed events or evening events.
  9. Additional charges will apply for some activities, children’s crafts, trails, etc.
  10. The Commandery is open Tuesday-Sunday, February to December.  There may be occasions during the year that part or all of the site is closed, we recommend checking our website/social media or calling before you visit if you are making a special visit.