School Activities from Across the Centuries
“Great experience for the children. Educational, exciting and brilliant value for money.” KS2 teacher
The Commandery is the perfect place to bring local and national history to life. It is the very place where, in 1651, the decisive battle at the end of the civil war took place, ending the rule of the monarchy in England.
The Commandery offers a whole host of hands-on activities and workshops for all ages. Young learners can discover what life was like during Tudor times and explore the arms & armour used during the English Civil Wars. Also, groups can enjoy a hosted walk around the city and, using historic maps of Worcester, discuss the events of the battle and its impact upon local and national history.
We offer the following topics for schools. Please bear in mind that these sessions are guidelines but can be adapted to suit your pupils' ages and SEN requirements or to suit your educational programme.
The English Civil Wars
- The English Civil Wars: Arms and Armour
- The English Civil Wars: City Walk
- The English Civil Wars: Fort Royal Visit Information
- The English Civil Wars: Life in the Baggage Train
- The English Civil Wars: Pike Drill and Cannon Loading
- Tudor Life: Building Detectives
- Tudor Life: Candles and Quills
- Tudor Life: Clothes and Costume
- Toys and Games from the Past
Plan Your Visit
Contact The Commandery to check availability on your preferred date, we can provide an outline of admission and activity costs, as well as details of the workshops on offer. Free preliminary visits for teachers are available and highly recommended.
You can find out more about the museum, general facilities, accessibility and directions on our visit us page.