Your Visit to The Commandery

Visiting The Commandery

A woman looks at an enlarged historic map of Worcester in 1651


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.

With an exciting programme of events bringing history to life, and fun family activities every school holiday, as well as its own gardens and the nearby Civil War themed play area on Fort Royal Hill, The Commandery is the perfect family day out.

Rally the troops and drop into Commandery Coffee, an independent coffee shop with delicious home-made food, artisan coffee and loose leaf teas.

For a Worcester resident's ticket, please make sure that you bring your council tax bill for proof of residency.

Opening Times

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 1.30pm to 5pm
  • Open February to December

Seasonal Opening Times

  • December 2017
    • Saturday 23rd: Open
    • Sunday 24th (Christmas Eve): Closed
    • Monday 25th (Christmas Day): Closed
    • Tuesday 26th (Boxing Day): Closed
    • Wednesday 27th: Closed
    • Thursday 28th: Open
    • Friday 29th: Open
    • Saturday 30th: Open
    • Sunday 31st: Open
  • January 2018
    • Please note that The Commandery is closed from the 1st until 31st January and will re-open on Thursday 1st February 2018.


£5.95 (£4.95)*
Worcester Residents Annual Pass
Season Ticket (annual)
£10.95 (£9.95*)

*Concession and student (17+) prices
**Please show your Council Tax bill payable to Worcester City Council to qualify for a £5 ticket.

Commandery Membership

Enjoy the exclusive benefits of being a member of The Commandery including member-only events, discounts on shop purchases and much more!

Annual Commandery membership: Individual £20, Family £40 

Become a Commandery Member

Visitor Facilities

The Commandery offers a level access entrance to museum visitors, lifts and an accessible toilet and cafe.  If you require level access entrance to the museum please call 01905 361821 or email and we would be happy to assist you. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are also welcome.

For more detailed information please download our Access Statement.