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Events at The Commandery

Marvellous Middle Ages

A young boy in medieval knight costume in a fighting pose with a sword and shield
  • Date: 31st July 2018 - 24th August 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Holiday activities cost £3 per child. Normal admission applies: Adults £5.95 (Concessions £4.95), Children FREE, Individual annual ticket £10.95, Worcester residents annual ticket £5

Join us as we travel back to the Marvellous Middle Ages and find out what life was like in medieval times.

Become a monk, practise your illuminated lettering, go to Squire School or see if you can prevent the plague!

Sessions run on Tuesdays – Fridays over the summer holidays, at 11am and 2pm

Medieval Revelry

Medieval Revelry at The Commandery. Sunday 26th - Monday 27th August. 10am - 5pm.
  • Date: 26th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Adults £5.95 (Concessions £4.95), Children FREE, Individual annual ticket £10.95, Worcester residents annual ticket £5

Get into the medieval spirit for our brilliant August bank holiday medieval celebrations and discover what life was like 800 years ago when The Commandery was a monastic hospital.

Enjoy joyful medieval celebrations, from terrific tournament games to traditional crafts. Mix with medieval archers, Earls, knights, travellers and traders. Be greeted by the good folk of The Commandery in a beautiful historic building that once housed medieval monks and miracles.

The Battle of Worcester Commemorative Drumhead Ceremony

A band of re-enactors costumed as civil war soldiers, marching with flags
  • Date: 1st September 2018
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: FREE—All are welcome

On this day 367 years ago, soldiers and civilians fell in the final battle of the English Civil War.

Every year on the anniversary of the Battle, the Battle of Worcester Society holds a Drumhead Service of Remembrance to commemorate those that fought and died for their beliefs in and around this city during the English Civil Wars.

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the Battle of Worcester Society are most grateful for your support and hope that you will join them after the service in The Commandery

5pm parade from The Guildhall with Civil War re-enactors, flags and drums to the Commandery, where the Cardinal's Hat will host a 17th century bar.

6:45pm parade from the Commandery to Fort Royal Park, where there will be a short service and one minutes silence to mark the fact that 3,200 men were killed during the Battle of Worcester. 

NB. Muskets will be fired

Civil War Nights - The Welsh Linnet

The Welsh Linnet by AJ Lyndon
  • Date: 6th September 2018
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Tickets £7 (£5 for Battle of Worcester society members)

Talks take place in The Great Hall of The Commandery at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance from The Commandery shop. Talks are in partnership with the Battle of Worcester Society.

A J Lyndon talks about the inspiration for her first book, The Welsh Linnet and the research undertaken to write about the English Civil Wars.  This book is the first of three; the final one will feature the Battle of Worcester.Doors open 6.00 p.m., talks start at 7.00 p.m. Refreshments will be available to purchase.


£3 for students, £5 for members and £7 for non members.

'Civil War Nights' is a series of talks About aspects of the English Civil Wars. Brought to you by The Battle of Worcester Society.


Heritage Open Days - Extraordinary Commandery Women

A woman in traditional English Civil War costume showing visitors to a museum what she is working on
  • Date: 16th September 2018
  • Time: 13:30 - 17:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: FREE entry

Join one of our special free tours about the history of The Commandery's extraordinary women and enjoy free entry as part of the Heritage Open Days festival.

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