Support The Commandery

A Spectacular Historic Setting

The Commandery lies at the heart of Worcestershire’s 17th century Civil War story, and also represents multiple layers of history going back to the 12th century. It is one of Worcestershire’s key heritage attractions.

This venue welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year with extensive updating of its Civil War interpretation displays.

The oldest venue of Museums Worcestershire’s portfolio, The Commandery is open to the public during eleven months of the year and hosts regular public events, often partnering with other heritage specialists such as The Battle of Worcester Society and the Sealed Knot. These events bring the Civil War to life for thousands of visitors every year.

The Commandery’s events are competitively priced to ensure that everyone can enjoy the unique heritage and beauty of the venue.

Philanthropic donations are hugely welcomed to support this fascinating building, its interpretation programme and its heritage events.

How To Make a Donation

  • You can most easily make a donation through the City Council’s payment portal* where you can also renew a museum membership, pay for a print from our online shop, or even pay your council tax. Simply choose ‘Museums’ and then ‘Donations’ in the Type of Payment drop-down menu in the payment portal.
  • Send a cheque* to: Rachel Nash, The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU
  • Leave a donation in the donations box in The Commandery shop
  • Make a donation by cheque*/card/cash at any of the Museums Worcestershire venues

*As we are a Council-run museums service donations are handled by the City Council and cheques are made payable to them, however all money goes directly to Museums Worcestershire.

Thank you for your support – we greatly appreciate your help!

Membership Scheme

The Commandery has seen a thousand years of Worcester’s history unfold, from its humble roots as a monastic hospital to a dramatic period as the Royalists’ Civil War battle headquarters. It has survived thanks to the generations of people who understood its significance in the national story of liberty and democracy.

Become a member of The Commandery and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including special member-only events and shop discounts.

Read more about membership.

Corporate Partnerships

If you are a business and wish to get involved with The Commandery, we can offer a wide range of sponsorship packages, including high level branding and support for your CSR policy.

Please contact Helen Large for more information about becoming a sponsor.